Interestingly, the Merriam Webster online dictionary does not include the more colloquial use of the word “porn” or pornography. It still is reserved for material or acts of a sexual nature, though this word has crept into everyday language: “Food Porn” “Book Porn,” etc. Indeed, other words have be co-opted for similar purpose: “Nerdgasm”, “Foodgasm” and the like have entered everyday lexicons as if they never had a taboo connotation. I’ve never had an issue with the word (or concept of) “pornography,” personally (on a defining level-feminism and politics of pornography are another issue altogether) and so I tend to use the term casually to indicate a state of overexcitement.

That said, I stumbled upon this post about the 20 most stunning libraries, which if you are a book nerd like me, will drive you to overexcitement. You just may need the metaphorical cigarette afterwards.

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