I started to think about biros again, how mine was long and thin like a matchstick but it had no heft.

A biro should have heft if it is to write anything of import.

Mine is fine for writing light verse, things of flippancy and quirk.

But for something darker, more adventurous, a biro with girth is required.

Yes, I decided, for Father’s Day I’m going to request a biro with a stubby stem, a bit like its inventor Lazlo Biro

photo of Lazlo Biro courtesy of Wikipedia 

35 thoughts on “Biros

  1. The best way to write is with a 30-foot wall and a ball-point sword, hara-kiri (割腹) or jihad(Ψ§Ω„Ψ¬Ω‡Ψ§Ψ―) optional. You can see that the sword is mightier than the pen because the translations seem to be very euphemistic. Each word is a euphemism. The actual meaning is quite gory and horrible. Writing with a feather is not very practical: it requires pigeons and talented eagles with stubby pens in their talons with a killer instinct, or requires monkeys with banana pens who like being tickled with a feather.

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  2. My Celtic family tradition is to
    speak softly and carry a big chisel
    to carve deep runes into big rocks.
    Big chisels also come in handy
    when those thieving Sassenach
    lowlanders attack 🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 😎

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    • sorry, David: I only just discovered it myself when I considered the two different meanings of ‘invalid’: same spelling, different meanings and different pronunciations; no wonder it is said that English is the most difficult language —

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