Descriptive Store
A store's name tells you exactly what they sell.


(permanent link) added: 2011-05-05 06:09:34 sponsor: Omny edited by: FastEddie (last reply: 2011-05-09 08:39:38)

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When a store's name tells you exactly what they sell. Normally it's one or two specific items as a one-time throwaway joke or quick background gag.

Note that this doesn't include brand-name stores, such as the Apple store. We're talking about specific items- if the store was called "the iPod Store" and sold nothing but iPods, that would count.

Examples:
  • The comic strip Baby Blues has one or two strips where Wanda passes by a few shops with names such as "Just Socks" and "The Spatula Connection".
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic has one instance where Spike is looking for a quill for Twilight, and one of his stops is a store called "Quills and Sofas". It's even lampshaded in this exchange between him and the manager:
    Spike: ...but the store is called Quills and Sofas! You only sell two things!
    Manager: Sorry junior, fresh out of quills 'till Monday. (beat) Need to buy a sofa?
  • The book Captain Underpants and the Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman has one part where George and Harold needed to buy some fabric softener, but are dismayed when they happen upon a store called "Everything But Fabric Softener (For All Your Non-Fabric-Softening Needs!)".

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