Sunday, 24 June 2012

“That-international-quadrennial-sporting-event-that-shall-not-be-named”*


*Thanks to ddarimont for coining the phrase.

Oh, the fun I've missed! Only today did I find out that the US Olympic Committee wrote a cease and desist letter to Ravelry due to their planned Ravelympics which, apparently, "denigrates the true nature of the Olympic Games". Oh, really? It is all too silly for words anyway. There should be a limit as to what type of words you can copyright. Ravelympics may sound too much like Olympics, but if anyone should own this trademark it's the Greek, as far as I'm concerned. They'd be far better off as well at the moment.

If you have a Ravelry account, you can read up on the entire matter here. This may also be of interest, and you can find a few very angry knitters on the US Olympic Team's Facebook page

I have no patience for such stupidity.

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