Beware the Lolita Midsleeper
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Angry members of a British parenting forum got Woolworth’s to remove a product called Lolita Midsleeper Combi from their catalog.
As a used bookshop owner I know that most people don’t know of Nabokov, the novel or either of the films. And if I’d seen the item listed I probably never would have a single unclean thought. Funny how it is always the hyper-moral who see wickedness.
A press officer subsequently called Raisingkids to explain: “This was one product sold online and in the Big Red Book [paper catalogue] and quite naturally the people who arranged it had no idea about that word. They’d never heard of the word and in fact, neither had I. I had to go on to Wikipedia to find out the meaning of the word.”