random taboo avoidance

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Tue Nov 29 17:49:25 UTC 2011

I would consider a "barn shed artist" to be an artist that specializes in
paintings of farm buildings.

On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 12:01 PM, Victor Steinbok <aardvark66 at gmail.com>wrote:

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> For collectors of alliterative taboo avoidance phrases:
> In the episode The Naming of the Dead of Season 3 of the show Rebus, set
> in Edinburgh, one of the characters refers to his cousin as "a barnshed
> artist"--which is awfully close to "bullshit artist". The show is not
> short on "vulgarities", so it got my attention to the point that I
> replayed it three or four times to make sure I heard it right. I found
> no other similar references anywhere.
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