pink taco

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Tue May 16 05:13:44 UTC 2006


Pink Taco Restaurant Name Causes Stir
The Associated Press
Monday, May 15, 2006; 10:46 PM

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The name of a new restaurant in Scottsdale is
stirring up some trouble. The Las Vegas-based Pink Taco Mexican
Restaurant is scheduled to open its second location in downtown
Scottsdale in June.
Nearly half a dozen people in the upscale city recently expressed
their objection to the name, claiming it's a derogatory slang term for
a portion of the female anatomy.
Restaurant spokeswoman Lisa Perez said the company's name comes from
one of its menu items.
Perez said the company has not received any complaints or objections
about its name.
The original Pink Taco is inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

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