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Old 03-30-2016, 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by jtur88 View Post
An interesting factoid about Rubber. When the material from the tropical tree came back to England as a curiosity, no useful purpose was found for it except to "rub out" pencil marks, so it was called Rubber -- and still is.
And erasers are still called "rubbers" in England. When the English visit the U.S. hilarity ensues.

True story: English family visits NYC. They pass by an adult sex toy store. Sign in the window: "We have rubbers of all shapes and sizes." Little girl says, "Oh, I want one in the shape of the Statue of LIberty!"