From: Clark Cox (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon May 07 2007 - 11:27:12 CDT
On 5/7/07, Philippe Verdy <email@example.com> wrote:
> Today, modern quills built in various metallic alloys are much more
> versatile and resistant than the famous "Sergent Major" quill which was so
> difficult to masterize by generations of French children (up to the 1960's).
> Cheap "Bic" ballpoint pens were finally accepted in primary schools, to
> avoid ink bottles on desktops, except for artistic courses on calligraphy.
> But using a quill, with internal disposable reservoirs, was still mandatory
> in many French highs schools for exams and home works up to the early
> 1980's. Unlike in USA, crayons are not accepted here, except for arts and
> technical drawings.
I must be misunderstanding you. Outside of elementary schools and art
classes, I can't imagine anyone in the USA using a crayon in school. I
certainly can't imagine anyone (in US or elsewhere in the world) using
a crayon for a technical drawing.
-- Clark S. Cox III firstname.lastname@example.org
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