[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:
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>> ?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.
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