The forum threads on Ravelry are now close to 100 pages long of irate thoughts, and disappointment.
"The word olympics is from the ancient Greek games. Every country uses it to sponsor their own games. Why in particular would Ravelry be: 1. infringing on a name used for centuries and 2. abuse an imagined copyright for a word used by every country in the games not just America.
I feel that this item should be sent to David Letterman to mock. Its just another example of a bureaucrat using our Tax dollars to attempt to justify still having a job."
The Olympic Committee can be contacted at this address; firstname.lastname@example.org
This is the letter I sent this morning.
We are posting on the facebook pages of the Olympics plus tweeting and wonder when they will go after the hundreds of other fun things people have co-opted the phrase 'lympics" to use with their events?
And we are going viral --
*BTW Camel Privy is an anagram for Ravelympics.