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Ballpoint Pen

The goods

Go Westwood The Vivienne Westwood Anglomania + Lee denim collection has finally hit stores. It includes four styles of men's jeans and a unisex pair, all inspired by 1970s and 80s seminal punk and pirate lines from Westwood's archives.

Sunday, 19 September, 2010, 12:00am

Just the write tool

Age of the Ballpoint

Find synonyms for: smear, block, convince, copyright

If you write with a fountain pen, it takes a minute or so for the ink to dry. And unless you are careful, the ink will smudge.

In the 1920s Hungarian journalist Laszlo Jozsef Biro was constantly smudging his interview notes. This really annoyed him.

8 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Pens disappear one after another

StationEry drives me mad sometimes. Have you noticed that unless you chain a pen to your wrist, you can never find one when you need it?

Worse still, there's plenty of them around when you don't need one. Pens are like rats; constantly spreading, multiplying and hiding when you look for them.

7 Apr 2005 - 12:00am


1. Which ex-footballer stars in Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels?

2. In the Chinese horoscope, what comes after the dragon?

3. Who said: 'There is precious little in civilisation to appeal to a Yeti'?

a) Chris Bonington b) George Mallory c) Sir Edmund Hillary

4. What is a Walla-Walla Sweet?

27 Aug 2000 - 12:00am

Warder hurt in attack with ballpoint pen

A Correctional Services Department officer suffered head injuries when he was assaulted with a ballpoint pen by a 16-year-old inmate at the Pik Uk Correctional Institution.

Assistant Officer Chu Ming-sang was treated and later discharged from the United Christian Hospital.

18 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Write stuff for special letters

IN this age of computers, few things are more romantic than a handwritten love letter, particularly if penned with a beautiful writing instrument.

The limited-edition Jerusalem 3000 fountain pen from Omas celebrates the 3,000th anniversary of the spiritual centre and the world's oldest existing city.

4 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Cross goes for Art Deco with latest writing range

ECHOING the design world's current love affair with the stylish Art Deco era, A. T. Cross launched the beautiful Townsend range of writing instruments, named after founder Alonzo Townsend Cross.

America's oldest manufacturer of quality writing instruments, Cross is best known for its slim Century line that has been the company's core since 1946.

2 Dec 1994 - 12:00am