Someone Obviously Bailed from Literature Class in High School

In literature, off-beat, stupidity on February 2, 2008 by Editor Z

Now doesnt that look just so pure and non-sexual that you just want to name a kids bed after her?

What will they think of next? The Michael Jackson bath spounge for boys?


London- (reuters)- A chain of retail stores in Britain has withdrawn the sale of beds named for Lolita and designed for six year old girls after furious parents pointed out that the name was synonomous with sexually active pre-teens.

Woolworths said staff who administer the website selling beds were not aware of the connection.

In “Lolita”, a 1955 novel by Vladmir Nobakov, the narrator becomes sexually involved with his 12-year-old stepdaughter, but Woolworths staff had not heard of the classic novel or two subsequent films based on it.

Hence they saw nothing wrong with advertising the Lolita Midsleeper Combi, a whitewashed woode bed with pull out desk and cupboard intended for girls aged about six, until a concerned mother raised the alarm on a parenting website.

An innocent mistake anyone could make. I mean hey everybody is naming thier young innocent girls Lolita nowadays and thinking nothing of it. Its not like its a name that one would only hear in a widely used reference to attractive under-aged girls by older lust-filled guys, or in the title of porn movies.

And even if they never heard of the book and movies, what about the Amy Fisher case? You know the “Lethal Lolita” who made headlines around the globe. wouldn’t that have been dissuasion enough? Where have you been people?

Here’s the Lolita mid-sleeper combi.



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