(Closed) Porn?

posted 6 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 3
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5655 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’ve so thought this too!

That and not everyone likes or accepts “porn” BUT everyone likes looking at rings! Seeing the term has always kinda turned me off from the thread I guess b/c I associate it with the sex porn. lol

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Porn definition – television shows, articles, photographs, etc., thought to create or satisfy an excessive desire for something, especially something luxurious: the irresistible appeal of food porn; an addiction to real-estate porn.

 

In reality, using it as most posters do is in fact the correct way to use it.  I just think it is a fun way to use it, but that is just my bad sense of humor.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Because it gets you… excitied??? haha

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@bestbuddies:  Pornography comes from the Greek for “picture of the porne.” A porne is a low-class prostitute. Words, however, change meaning all the time, so in this case, “porn” has undergone a type of semantic change called similitude, in which we’ve taken characteristics that we associate with pornography (the fact that is makes a person excited and that one might feel guilty pleasure from looking at it) and recognized them in something else (pictures of e-rings). So we transfer the word to this new context, but since “porn” in that case has lost some of its specificity in meaning (having gone through a broadening of meaning along with the similiitude), we label it ring porn to make the topic clear.

Sorry, I teach a class on etymology at a university, and found this a really fun question. 

Post # 8
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5655 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

@tksjewelry:  hmmmmm the definition I found was:

obscene writings, drawings, photographs, or the like, especially those with little or no artistic merit.

Wonder why the difference? (I used my dictionary app)

I think rings & dresses definitely hold artistic merit & aren’t obscene and are nice to look at. tehe lol

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

Yea I just thought of it…men like to look at naked ladies, we like to look at diamonds. see the correlation?? haha i love ring porn!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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