Pink Taco Restaurant Name Causes Stir
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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.

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*Chuckle*

It's another case of "linguistic collision"! Very likely the Las Vegans didn't know that "Pink Taco" was an Arizona slang! (Heck, I didn't know that either)

But this is rather unique, in that the "linguistic collision" happened in a different region of the same country. Normally we get that sort of thing in two different countries (eg. Ford trying to sell "No Va" (it doesn't go) cars in South America)

The Cunning Linguist has struck in Arizona!!! Wink
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Lol, I had to read that twice to get that. Oh well... So they didn't know, but now they do. So are they going to change it?
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In Britain the word "Pink" is getting more and more associated with homosexuality. Pink pound, Pink power.

When I first read it, I thought it was something to do with a restaurant targeted at the homosexual diner!

Go figure we all speak English....Yeah right!

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Oh, I don't know. I have a tough time believing that they didn't know the link was there. I know the slang, and I'm not even from the region. I equated it with the resturaunt chain Hooters, which also claims that the link is to owls rather than female anatomy.

If you buy that, I have a bridge, overlooking some beechfront property, and some lovely cemetary plots that sit right over a vein of gold in Nigeria for sale.
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Hee hee hee!

Eatin' at the Pink Taco.

Hee hee hee!


Oh man, that's awesome!
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Mike of Quantum Muse Wrote:Hee hee hee!

Eatin' at the Pink Taco.

Hee hee hee!


Oh man, that's awesome!

Apparently, you can order a Spicy Pink Taco to Go, and eat it while you're driving! :leech:
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RobRoy Wrote:Apparently, you can order a Spicy Pink Taco to Go, and eat it while you're driving! :leech:

No....Sorry guys.....It just aint working for me....Still seeing "Gay" here!

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Lol, that is funny... eat it while your driving... Okay, I am glad that we all can see the humor in it all. Next thing we know, the ACLU will get involved saying something like... It's degrading female anatomy. (They are a ridiculious union of people.)

I can see where you are coming from though Lorne with the "gay" thing. I hate pink on a guy. SOme people will say that the reason that they wear it, is because "I am making a statement." Oh really? And what's that statement??? I am gay?

Pink and guys just don't go together... well, you know what I mean. Smile
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Lorne Wrote:No....Sorry guys.....It just aint working for me....Still seeing "Gay" here!

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No, that's cool.

Just kick any pink tacos my way. I'll take care of 'em for you. Wouldn't want you to feel gay.

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RobRoy Wrote:Oh, I don't know. I have a tough time believing that they didn't know the link was there. I know the slang, and I'm not even from the region. I equated it with the resturaunt chain Hooters, which also claims that the link is to owls rather than female anatomy.

[Looking innocent] Which part of the anatomy is that? Which part of the female anatomy emits a hooting noise?

Quote:If you buy that, I have a bridge, overlooking some beechfront property, and some lovely cemetary plots that sit right over a vein of gold in Nigeria for sale.

I'm sure the beech-trees of Nigeria are very nice.... Wink
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Persiffany Wrote:Lol, that is funny... eat it while your driving... Okay, I am glad that we all can see the humor in it all. Next thing we know, the ACLU will get involved saying something like... It's degrading female anatomy. (They are a ridiculious union of people.)

The ACLU wouldn't get involved on that side. If anything, they would side with the restuarant's right to free speech or free assembly or some other such.

Quote:I can see where you are coming from though Lorne with the "gay" thing. I hate pink on a guy. SOme people will say that the reason that they wear it, is because "I am making a statement." Oh really? And what's that statement??? I am gay?

Pink and guys just don't go together... well, you know what I mean. Smile

Guess it depends on the guy. Mike actually looks faaaabb-ulous in pink.

At least that's what I hear! :help:
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Mike of Quantum Muse Wrote:No, that's cool.

Just kick any pink tacos my way. I'll take care of 'em for you. Wouldn't want you to feel gay.

Just here to help.


You a big eater Mike?

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