I do hope this is resolved amicably, because I fear it may affect my plans to open my "Big Jugs" jug emporium in the same town!
A Bedfordshire baker has provoked the wrath of Middle England by dubbing his breadery "Nice Baps". Angry locals in Henlow wasted no time in objecting to the name after John O'Toole cut the ribbon on his establishment last Wednesday. The 42-year-old said his missus thought up the comedy moniker, and his other bakery of the same …
Or are the local idiots complaining because the baker is using the traditional name for his product, which has been taken as slang for breasts? Aren't they saying something along the lines of 'I only know the slang 'rude connotation' word, therefore any use of it is 'wrong' (will nobody think of the children?)?
Bap: a soft breadcake, suitable for making a bacon butty with.
Baps: more than one of the above.
Nice Baps: well you wouldn't want nasty ones, would you? They wouldn't sell, even *with* bacon in them...
FFS people, grow up! Or if it's too late for that, buy a dictionary...
If these people have nothing better to do I suggest that they read the OED
1 a large, round, flattish bread roll , typically with a spongy texture and floury top.
2 (baps) informal a woman's breasts.
I the context of a baker, I think the meaning is obvious.
...frankly it's just a shame his name's not Timmy, for the full-on comedy double-whammy.
I wonder whether the people objecting to the name realise that they've essentially given the business free marketing by complaining to the council? Probably not the effect they were hoping for, unless the whole thing's a stunt...
A Google search for bakeries in Henlow sadly didn't show Nice Baps.
However the first two are called Gunns and (wait for it)
From the article:
"[the chairman of the parish council] did though, conclude: "To date we have received one letter from a local resident expressing some concern over the name of the shop, plus a couple of verbal comments about the colour scheme. The letter will, as per normal procedure, be considered at the next full council meeting, which in this case is due to be held on April 11.""
So one person complained about the name. Hardly a story and hardly a damning indictment on the state of political correctness in Middle England is it?
FFS it is just an excuse for El Reg to run a story with innuendo about tits - not really a big deal after all if you just take a minute to calm down and think about it.
There's nothing inherently rude about 'nice baps', especially when it's referring to actual baps.
It strikes me that it is those who find the name rude who have the dirty minds, allowing a euphemism to take precedence over the literal meaning of a word. Presumably these same people also baulk and complain at the sight of "Daddies Sauce", "Faggots" and "Eat Me"?
These people clearly need to rush to their local priest, say their confession, do a hundred laps of a rosary with all the gusto of The Stig and purify their dirty minds.
Mind you, I suspect these people are also first in the queue at a Fascinating Aida concert, and think it's the most wonderful and entertaining thing ever.
PS. 'Baps' evidently isn't in my spell checker.
S & M Supplies
And I have never even heard so much as a snigger when its name is mentioned
Kin Kee Metal Company
I would have thought there'd be more contention over whether 'Nice' can be applied without having the small print of "according to 83% of people in an independent blind taste test of more than 1,000 participants" or some such rubbish!
On a similar note to that, what about Asda's "Chosen By You" range, I didn't choose any of it, and what I've had from it has invariably been poor quality, such as a dessert with far too runny and over-sweetened caramel.
.... have problems as well; M & S sell a product labelled as "Large White Baps" which are, amazingly enough, large white baps. And if they don't have a problem with it, why should the good people of Henlow?
Mind you, I do snigger every time I buy a pack .....
There used to be a burger place in Heston, London called Dinaways that was very popular with the late night after pub crowds. The had a couple of car stickers with the slogans "I've gobbled a big one" and "The meat makes you come", which considering that they sold large flame grilled burgers which were the best for miles was perfectly reasonable.
All it took was one person to make a complaint to Hounslow Council and they had to stop using them.
There used to be (still is? I don't know ... it was thirty years ago or thereabouts) a gambling & drinking establishment in Auburn, California. I can't remember their name, but I do remember their bumpersticker:
<bar logo & name> "Liquor in the front, poker in the rear"
The logo was a silhouette of a prospector panning in a creek.
There's a cafe if Cardiff called The Warm As Toast cafe.
The first letters of the first 4 words are much bigger then the rest so from a distance it reads TWAT Cafe.
It's been there for years so obviously people see the funny side and haven't got their heads up their arses like this lot from Bedford.
But there is a butchers near where I work in Lanark called "Damn Delicious" and I actually heard one of my colleagues (a devout christian) complaining that it was blasphemous.
When pressed for an explanation, he said it was because the use of the word "damn" in any connotation refers to using his particular deity's name in vain. I'll remind him of that next time he gives himself an electric shock (which is an alarmingly regular occurence).
I now do all my sausage shopping there! (ooh matron!)