Hairgott

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Name of a coiffeur at Naschmarkt. Play of words mixing German (Herrgott) & English.

9 Comments so far

  1. grenz (unregistered) on September 1st, 2005 @ 9:17 am

    for the english speakers:
    haar = hair
    herr or herrgott = the lord


  2. karl (unregistered) on September 1st, 2005 @ 9:36 am

    thanks johannes


  3. nex (unregistered) on September 1st, 2005 @ 11:21 am

    to be more precise: herr == lord, herrgott == the Lord.

    looks like that shop is in the bermuda triangle of coiffeurs.


  4. nex (unregistered) on September 1st, 2005 @ 11:22 am

    whoops, i meant to press preview … herr can of course also mean master, sir, mister, gentleman.


  5. Enki (unregistered) on September 6th, 2005 @ 2:30 pm

    Heh.. i started a list of REALLY stupid friseurnamen a while ago..

    http://kybernet.org/wiki/Friseurnamen

    Personally i find “Austrian Hairlines” to be unbearable!


  6. nex (unregistered) on September 6th, 2005 @ 2:45 pm

    i’m too lazy to make an account there right now, so i didn’t add my findings (see flickr link above), but maybe you would? i don’t think “fortschnitt! frisuren m.b.h.” is really stupid, but the page has a section for punny names with stupidity not being a requirement, so i think it’d fit in there.


  7. Enki (unregistered) on September 6th, 2005 @ 3:40 pm

    well, i just modified the wiki, so you can now edit without logging in. also added your suggestion


  8. nex (unregistered) on September 6th, 2005 @ 8:52 pm

    cool! i just added schneideraum. (that’s also somewhere in the general vincinity of naschmarkt.)


  9. TH (unregistered) on September 6th, 2005 @ 11:20 pm

    A looong time ago, when the german newsweekly “Die ZEIT” had a newsletter that was more than just the current table of contents, there was a Viennese writer called Anko Ankowitsch (IIRC), who wrote a series of Editorials. And in that series he had a running competition for the most stupid barber shop names.

    Should I find them somewhere in my mail archives, I’ll be able to add quite a bit to the wiki…



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