[LMB] not quite a haut bubble OT:

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Fri Sep 3 23:38:27 BST 2021

On Sun, 29 Aug 2021 16:27:38 -0700, "A. Marina Fournier via Lois-Bujold"
<lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:

>On Aug 28, 2021, at 8:22 PM, Damien Sullivan <phoenix at mindstalk.net> wrote:
>> ?Dutch microcars
>> https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=B9ly7JjqEb0
>Isn’t ’biro’ a common name for a ballpoint pen?

It's an eponym, like "Hoover" for any vacuum cleaner.

Named after László Bíró, the inventor.

In France, they use "Bic" the same way.
"Lord, please make me the kind of person my dog thinks I am."

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