You guys might remember an earlier post of mine in which I freaked out a bit about the fibers some spinners choose to work with.
I just came across a new word in a spinning context: "Chiengora."
As in "chien," French for dog.
[double gag: the word was used in an add for a used drum carder--the seller was raving that it had carded her "chiengora" well. but now i don't want to buy it.]
[note: if the seller of this carder is reading this, i apologize if i hurt your feelings. it's really a pretty drum carder. i'm just skeeved out by the knitting with dog hair thing.]