No, You Can’t Call Your Strip Club the NY Pubic Library
My brother recently gave me an early Christmas present by pointing out one of those ridiculous government regulations I so love to mock. In New York, a 2006 law gives the State Education Department veto power over any business using the words school, education, elementary, secondary, kindergarten, prekindergarten, preschool, nursery school, museum, history, historical, historical society, arboretum, library, college, university, conservatory, academy, or institute.
So a little candy shop calling itself The Chocolate Library has run afoul of the law. New Yorkers are reportedly outraged that they were hoodwinked into thinking they could borrow bon bons for two weeks free of charge before having to return them.
50 bonus points toward a free bowler hat for the LoOGer who comes up with the best fictitious business name using one of these verboten terms.