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#39747 - 08/27/01 09:26 PM Names for motels
Jackie Offline

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Max, I am joining you in your stroke-of-genius endeavor to bring levity back to the board, though not in as entertaining a way as you did.

When my husband called to give me the name of the motel he was staying at, I somehow thought he said he was staying at the "Scurry Inn".

Now, that gave rise to thinking of all kinds of possible scenarios--his was that it would become a real "roach motel". So then I thought that we might get a kick out of making up names for motels, or listing some strange ones we have actually seen. Please include scenarios if you are so inclined!

#39748 - 08/27/01 11:16 PM Re: Names for motels
francais31415 Offline

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Real names (I think):

All Tucked Inn
Atlasta Motel

#39749 - 08/28/01 08:47 AM Re: Names for motels
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I have heard it claimed that there really *is a Notel Motel in Tucson, AZ.

#39750 - 08/28/01 01:00 PM Re: Names for motels
Keiva Offline
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Notel Motel
and "motel" spelled backwards is ...

#39751 - 08/28/01 01:11 PM Re: Names for motels
Fiberbabe Offline
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Well, "Notel Motel" spelled backwards is Let omlet on. Make of that what you will...

#39752 - 08/28/01 01:12 PM motel backwards is...
TEd Remington Offline
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Similarly, Frederick's is rumored to be marketing a new bra called the "embargo."


#39753 - 08/28/01 01:28 PM Re: Notel Motel
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It's also a boat owned by Bill and Ruth Liptak of the Chagrin Lagoons Amateur Radio Association.

Oh, and the NoTel Motel in Tucson (http://phoenix.bcentral.com/phoenix/stories/2000/09/18/newscolumn5.html) is called that because it doesn't have any telephones. Yeah, right

#39754 - 08/28/01 05:16 PM Re: Names for motels
consuelo Offline
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I once stayed at The Generic Motel somewhere near Newbury in the land of the Yoopers (Upper Penninsula of Michigan). The sign outside was a barcode on a plain white sign. It was cheap but I was bothered by a smell reminiscent of dirty diaper stashed under the floorboards. Don't know if that was what it was or where it was.

#39755 - 08/28/01 05:53 PM Re: Names for motels
Capital Kiwi Offline
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It was cheap but I was bothered by a smell reminiscent of dirty diaper stashed under the floorboards.

Yes, so you've described half the motels in the US. Which one, in particular, are you complaining about?

Actually, we saw very few really original motel names on our travels. There were two motels, side by side, on a business loop somewhere with the names "Inter Motel" and "State Motel", but I'm picking that the owners hadn't colluded to come up with the "InterState" motel consortium. They were both fleapits and we stayed somewhere else -- although it was probably just as bad as they were!

Perhaps, Jackie, rather than unusual names, you should have started a thread on motels with unusual business activities. If you have a competition, I bet Sandra and I would win with our entry from Evansville, Indiana ...

The idiot also known as Capfka ...

#39756 - 08/28/01 08:36 PM Re: Names for motels - and other businesses
nancyk Offline

Registered: 03/09/01
Posts: 508
Loc: Metro Detroit (MI)
My favorite is from a different type of resting place - whenever I visit my cousin in Buffalo, the AMIGONE Funeral Home gives me pause.

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