Business name causes controversy

Right in the middle of charming little St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin (population 2000), Geoff Gorres and his business partners opened a gun store. Their choice of name: F-Bomb Ordnance.

Local residents aren't too happy about it, thinking it lowers the standards of the community to have the f-bomb "displayed prominently" on Main Street.

In response to the controversy, the owner says he may be willing to consider other options for signage, but he's definitely keeping the f-bomb name. More info: CBS (WCCO); The Sun.

     Posted By: Alex - Fri Aug 07, 2015
     Category: Odd Names | Signage | Slang | Swears

What's wrong with 'Fire Bomb'? (And anyone who conjure up some other meaning shouldn't feel like their cherry's been popped anew!)
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 08/07/15 at 01:30 PM
I like it! People can be such prudes about some things.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/07/15 at 02:15 PM
These stories bring to mind George Carlin's "Seven Words" routine - "Words depicting violence are acceptable, while those describing the act of love are not."

"We're gonna shoot ya, Sheriff. We're gonna shoot ya real slow."
Posted by KDP on 08/07/15 at 02:24 PM
It does have the almost universal symbol for ordnance including firearms.
Posted by Gator Guy on 08/07/15 at 06:22 PM
Real easy solution for the business owners:

Business owners: "OK, fine. No more F-bomb Ordnance. Henceforth we will be known as "F_ck Ordnance."

Good citizens of St Croix Falls: " Uhhh...F-bomb Ordnance will be just fine."

Problem solved.
Posted by Big Daddy on 08/07/15 at 10:15 PM
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