[LMB] not quite a haut bubble OT:

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Sat Sep 4 04:56:20 BST 2021


On Fri, 3 Sep 2021 20:20:32 -0600, brazee <howard at brazee.net> wrote:

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>> On Sep 3, 2021, at 4:38 PM, Marc Wilson <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk> wrote:
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>>> Isn’t ’biro’ a common name for a ballpoint pen?
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>> It's an eponym, like "Hoover" for any vacuum cleaner.
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>> Named after László Bíró, the inventor.
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>> In France, they use "Bic" the same way.
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>I heard about “Bic”, but “Brio” is a new one for me.
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>The people I knew using “Hoover” that way are dead now.

Still very much the thing this side of the pond.
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