Thursday, April 24

thumbtacks or drawing pins?

So here in my office we're having a bit of a disagreement between what one calls the pins which you hang things up on boards with. I would call them push pins or thumb tacks (depending on what they looked like) while over here they would call them drawing pins . . . what is up with that? They're not used for drawing! Thumbtack makes sense as you push them in with you thumb, pushpins you push in again making sense, drawing pins don't draw so that doesn't make any sense at all, maybe b/c you can hold up drawings with them, but again not nearly as good as pushpin or thumb tack!

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At 24 April, 2008 16:42, Anonymous dad said...

another dilema wrapped in an enigma! did i spell that correctly?

At 25 April, 2008 11:37, Blogger Sara said...

You're asking me about spelling? I haven't got a clue, you'll have to ask mum on that one for sure - I'd die without spell check!

At 30 May, 2008 02:00, Anonymous Louise said...

it's a push pin here...we had many on our map of the US..."the where are we going to move map"!!


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