I confess I have only a little sympathy with the Shoemaker or Fuchs who decry what they endured. It is small beer to have a name with such a limited set of puns and insults.
A linguist told me that Ball is likely the worst in the English language. The humor set includes:
- any sport with a ball
- clichés, such as on the ball, have a ball, and behind the eight ball
- hair balls
- sour balls
- wrecking balls
- tea balls
- and even bullets.
I honestly had a slim hope that my linguist chum knew or could think of another funnier name. Not yet.