I was initially baffled by this one, but a little investigation reveals that ‘The Flying Squad’ is well known in the UK – a type of mobile Police Intelligence unit. Spotted by Lydia Woodroff ‘all around’ Aylesbury UK.
For our English punters, using the word ‘plaice’ in a fish and chip shop name is the literary equivalent of shooting a fish in a barrel. This ‘plaice’ was caught by Lydia Woodroff in Tring, Hertfordshire UK.
I’m presuming the name of this Fish & Chip shop is referencing the classic 1993 movie, where no one seemed to notice that a family named ‘Conehead’ had heads shaped like cones. Spotted in Melbourne VIC by Mario Dreosti.
A uniquely English PSN this one, with both Rock and Sole being types of local fish. Found in Portsmouth UK by Lydia Woodroff.
Potentially disappointing if you’re after some ham hocks and collard greens. This seafood restaurant was caught in Philadelphia USA by Jonathan Schneider – a legend of the PSN-spotting game.
There’s certainly something fishy going on in Penhurst NSW. Interestingly, over in Victoria It’s a Little Bit Fishy too. Spotted by Lillian Hafez, who’s climbing steadily up the Top Punters ladder.
Who dances at a Fishcotheque? John Trevally (boom tish). This brilliant Pun Shop Name comes all the way from Waterloo Road, London UK, where it was spotted by Mike Pantelides. Straight into the Hall of Fame for you.
Fish names seem to be an excellent source for PSNs – check out The Codfather and Rock & Sole Plaice. From that family comes Hunky Dory’s, presumably serving the hunkiest dories in Kiama NSW, where it was spotted by Nadia McCrohon.
I suppose on one level it’s a fairly accurate description of what they do. But I can’t help picturing the staff sitting out the back, stuffing beer battered Whiting into their mouths and refusing to serve the customers. None-the-less, a great PSN for a great fish and chips shop in Bronte NSW. Spotted by Johnny Greally.
Well this is a first. Two Hall of Famers in a row. I’ve actually heard of this legendary PSN, but it was Marc Burns who found it in Manhattan NYC, after he saw it in the background of a news report and then hunted it down. Bravo.
I’d never heard of a ‘Plaice’.. it’s not a fish you’ll find in my part of the world. But in England, it’s a common name for a type of Flatfish.. as you’ll see here, it looks very appetising. Thanks to Lydia Woodroff for catching this plaice in Coniston UK.
Interestingly, this is actually ‘The Codfather: Part II’, with the original posted here over a year ago. A new addition to Glebe Point Road NSW, this PSN was sent in at the same time by both Steven Iannello and Andrew L… well done to you both, I hope your first child is a masculine child.
A hearty ‘Ahoy’ to this PSN for a Fish and Chip Shop, which has sailed all the way from Geraldton WA, captained by David Adam.
The fish called ‘Dory’ in Finding Nemo was not a Dory, she was a ‘Regal Tang’ or ‘Paracanthurus hepatus‘. Did you know that? Just a little trivia for you. You’ll find this Hunky Dory in Kings Cross NSW, where Jade Ramsey gets her Fush and Chups.
From my recent Pun Shop Name expedition to London comes ‘Rock & Sole Plaice’. Famous in Soho for fish and chips, it’s also famous for the tortured double pun. Though not common fish in Australia – the English delight in both ‘Sole’ and ‘Plaice’: Hence the punbearable name.