Fountain Pen Forever

The Japanese word for “fountain pen” is 万年筆 (まんねんひつ: man-nen-hitsu) which literally translates to “ten thousand year brush”…
I’m not sure why, but I find that awesome.

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  1. It is a great word, isn’t it? If I remember correctly, my Japanese language teacher explained that the fountain pen was named “mannenhitsu” because it didn’t need to be dipped into ink again and again.

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