pink taco

Alice Faber faber at HASKINS.YALE.EDU
Fri Dec 3 02:56:07 UTC 2010

On 12/2/10 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?

Pink taco, definitely problematic; tube steak, well I *have* heard
people use the phrase literally who would cringe at having uttered an
inadvertent double entendre; as for plumed serpent, there may be a
cultural allusion I'm totally missing.
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