Near some relatives' house in Ohio is a drycleaning place called FUSSY CLEANERS (it's part of a regional chain). At that particular location, the main sign is in these huge bolded letters (maybe also italicized, if I recall). The "F" almost runs into the "U" and pretty much looks like a "P." I've always meant to take a picture. If I do, I now know where to post it!
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Michael Matola wrote: . . . FUSSY CLEANERS. . .
It would appear they have edited their logo, at least on their website.
Chris Baron wrote:Another funny thing in Germany is that the word for "Ace" is "Ass".
This is kind do weird, though. There has been a reform of spelling since I went to school - the German equivalent of the OED was adapted: I learnt that "ace" translates to "As". Nowadays the spelling of "As" has changed to "Ass" - giving it another meaning for anyone understanding English. But to me, it just looks like it was spelt incorrectly, although both forms are considered OK nowadays. I had to look it up, though, I didn't know that it's supposed to be spelt like that now. (Hey Chris - I think you're a good bit younger than I am :-)
Not quite in the same vein, but there's a place here that helps kids with their homework and prepares them to take standardized tests and such. It's called "Chyten Test Preparation" and I chuckle every time I drive by. I suppose there are any number of ways one might pronounce that, but the non-Greek way is my favorite.