My name is Rick Baker and work for artist named Jason Rhoades (see: =
http://www.davidzwirner.com or http://www.hauserwirth.com for some examples of his =
I have an unusual request that I hope does not offend anyone on this =
list--if it does, I apologize.
Basically, one of my tasks for Jason is to compile the largest list of =
synonyms, slang words and/or euphemisms for "vagina" that I can come up =
with...at the present time I have around 3000 examples. This list was =
put together from websites, alternative dictionaries and requests posted =
on e-mail forums. We then take these words and create neon signs, which =
are used as one element in an ongoing series of installations in =
galleries here in the states and in Europe.
At this point, we thought that some kind of data mining software might =
exist that could scour the internet for synonyms in a way that normal =
search engines can't...and I came across you guys and htdig.
Is this something that might work for us? after reading about it here, =
it seemed like a possibility--but I don't have a computer with the =
requisite platform...we might in interested in paying someone as a =
consultant to run this search for us...
At the moment, we are putting together a website (kind of like: =
http://www.urbandictionary.com) that will allow us to send out a "general call" =
AND provide a one-stop repository for the words. but I want to try as =
many ways as possible to make sure I find everything possible.
Also, at the moment we are collecting only English words, but our =
intention is to eventually have a database, organized by language, of =
"vagina" words from all cultures. (see http://www.insultmonger.com for an =
example of someone doing something similar, but with a broader =
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!