Does Anyone Say Biro Anymore?

27 Dec

the range dec 2018

Husb and I were out and about today, doing some shopping for art supplies at The Range and we stopped for a cuppa. I spotted this woman across the cafe, absorbed in reading and thought I’d have a quick scribble, en plein air,  into my very small sketchbook, about 5 inches by 3.5 using a ballpoint pen. Does anyone call them Biros any more? They were always called Biro pens when I was a kid – I think that’s the name of the inventor.



9 Responses to “Does Anyone Say Biro Anymore?”

  1. Emma Cownie December 28, 2018 at 09:07 #


  2. (b)ananartista SBUFF December 28, 2018 at 02:48 #


  3. outsideauthority December 27, 2018 at 23:29 #

    I still call them biros. Let’s keep the word in circulation

  4. Mary Donato December 27, 2018 at 23:04 #

    Aha! Biro! I had to look it up the first time I saw that word. On this side of the pond we just call them “ballpoint pens”. “Bic” would probably be the equivalent here 🙂 Amazing what a skillful artist can do with a simple tool. Happy New Year, Rosie! Still enjoying your blog here in Boise!

    • Rosie Scribblah December 28, 2018 at 13:08 #

      Thank you Mary, so lovely to hear from you. I’d love to see Boise in Winter, it was a tad too warm for me by the end of my visit before.

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