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    Which is correct, "A self-help laundry" or "A self-service laundry" to name a laundromat. Is there any difference between the two phrases "self-help" and "self-service". Grateful for explanation.

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    Which is correct, "A self-help laundry" or "A self-service laundry" to name a laundromat. Is there any difference between the two phrases "self-help" and "self-service". Grateful for explanation.
    Yes, there is a difference between 'serve' and 'help', and consequently between 'self-service' and 'self-help'.
    "Self-service laundry" is more logical, because you're not helping yourself; you're doing the whole thing. But I would not be surprised to see "self-help laundry".

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    I'd use self-help for something that will improve/educate/allow me to resolve problems.

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    Thanks Raymott and Tdol. If I christen my laundromat as "SMART kleen - A self-service dhobi ghaat", dhobi ghaat being Hindi word for a regular gathering place of washer men on a river bank for doing their job. I hope the name with the motto will not be grammatically wrong. Kindly advise.

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    Thanks Raymott and Tdol. If I christen my laundromat as "SMART kleen - A self-service dhobi ghaat", dhobi ghaat being Hindi word for a regular gathering place of washer men on a river bank for doing their job. I hope the name with the motto will not be grammatically wrong. Kindly advise.
    That sounds OK. I guess you know that 'kleen' isn't a word, but you can call your business whatever you like.
    I would use the same capitalisation with 'Smart' and 'Kleen'. The rest is OK.

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    Thanks Raymott. I'll capitalize "Kleen" too.

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    I'd use Smart Kleen instead of SMART KLEEN- ​a lot of capital letters looks messy to me.

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