pink taco

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Dec 3 02:37:26 UTC 2010

At 9:19 PM -0500 12/2/10, Victor Steinbok wrote:
>Aren't they entitled to their day in the sun? Would you also object to a
>deli called "The Knishery"? After all, we all know what "knish" means...
>(I just posted on that this morning.)
>     VS-)

well, the literal transparent meaning of "knishery" is still the
prevalent one, while I share Ron's sense that this is not the case
for "pink taco".  Not sure about "tube steak" though.  A better match
for the "Pink Taco" restaurant chain might be the "One-Eyed Trouser
Snake" pet store chain.

>On 12/2/2010 9:11 PM, Ronald Butters wrote:
>>Does anyone find PINK TACO an obscene name for a restaurant? What
>>about TUBE STEAK for a hot-dog stand? What about PLUMED SERPENT for
>>a gay bar?
>The American Dialect Society -

The American Dialect Society -

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