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Old 07-21-2008, 03:32 PM   #1
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Am I the only one who finds
The name "Yarn Harlot" offensive? I've heard so many great things about her books, but that name just.....
Now that I've asked that......
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Old 07-21-2008, 03:52 PM   #2
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Hi

I don't find the name offensive as such ... just a little unimaginative, which is a bit odd for a woman who has such a terrific sense of humour.

Maybe she got tired of thinking about it and just said "S*d it! That'll have to do."
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Old 07-21-2008, 04:07 PM   #3
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Yarn porn makes me cringe. I don't know why, I've been known to cuss like a sailor but somehow the idea of putting a picture of lovely, soft, velvety, rich colorful yarn and naming it porn just makes it not as yummy. Weird I know. Yarn cornucopia sounds so much more pleasant.
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Old 07-21-2008, 04:17 PM   #4
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But "cornucopia" has a very different connotation then what most people are thinking of when they refer to "yarn porn"
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I hate that too SW. I know what you mean....... I find that offensive...... Sweet, nice yarn........ And to name it that..... yuck. But that's just mho.
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Old 07-21-2008, 04:25 PM   #6
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Both names make me shake my head. So does the title Stitch and B--. I would feel a little uncomfortable having a book with that title without a book cover in front of my children. I keep thinking what has our culture come to for these to be used so casually. Even though I don't think they (authors, posters) mean anything by it, except that they are a "slave" to yarn and take great pleasure from it.
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Old 07-21-2008, 04:32 PM   #7
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You all are not alone, I too find all 3 offensive....

And I agree po-- just doesn't even seem to fit with yarn even a little.

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Old 07-21-2008, 04:36 PM   #8
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I don't find them offensive at all. It's just a joke and a play on words really.
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I agree with Jan in Ca, don't find them offensive at all. And I am not one to cuss either. I get mad at my husband when he around the house but Yarn Harlot, yarn p0rn, and Stitch and Bit$% don't bother me.
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The porn one is the only one that grates on me. I'm not really offended by it as much as I don't see the correlation between the two things. But then again, I might be just dense. One is pleasant to me, the other is gross.
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