[LMB] not quite a haut bubble OT:

brazee howard at brazee.net
Sat Sep 4 03:20:32 BST 2021



> On Sep 3, 2021, at 4:38 PM, Marc Wilson <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk> wrote:
> 
>> 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.

I heard about “Bic”, but “Brio” is a new one for me.   

The people I knew using “Hoover” that way are dead now.


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