Around Buenos Aires

Look, look! Look at all the funny things happening around Buenos Aires

When I lived in Los Angeles, I loved reading a column in the L.A. Times on the funky things a reporter and readers found around town, from centimeter-wide parking spots to misspelled signs. Buenos Aires has its share, no doubt. I probably walk by them every day without seeing the fun in it all. Yet over the past week, a few have caught my attention. They are the names of companies and associations that in English would raise a few bells… or chuckles.

Here they are:

Arse Speed Wash – This is the city’s very own quick-ass car wash complete with a bidet

The Conman Association – I can only presume this is a bankers association, or at least for those from the departments that create all those pesky fees and surcharges and additional costs on our accounts and credit cards

Excon Group – I’m all for community reinsertion so this company gets a 10 for honesty

Extra-Tax Taxis – This is the cab service that works for the benefit of the state by collecting more in taxes

It’s all in a day’s walk around Buenos Aires.

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  • alastair newbery September 23, 2010, 6:27 pm

    Funny story. You should take pictures of the signs and include them with the story.

  • Jenny September 23, 2010, 10:06 pm

    Good idea, maybe Brantlea could comeback and take them for him! lost your keys lately??

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