Monday, March 21, 2016

Pencil stocks threatened

It begins:

A surge in the number of people buying adult colouring books has threatened pencil stocks world-wide as manufacturers struggle to cope with an increased demand for quality crayons.
The world’s biggest wooden pencil manufacturer, Faber-Castell, say they are experiencing “double-digit growth” in the sale of artists’ pencils and have been forced to run more shifts in their German factory to keep up.
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[Crayon is Britspeak: “a pointed stick or pencil of coloured chalk or other material, for drawing” (Oxford English Dictionary ). For “It begins,” see here.]

comments: 6

Michael Leddy said...

Martha, I’m so sorry — I accidentally deleted your comment. I’m on my phone, and my finger slipped.

The Crow said...

Oh, that's okay, Micheal. Was meant for you anyway. Hope you had a chance to read it before it disappeared, but it wasn't all that important.

Michael Leddy said...

I did. You’re set to weather any pencil crisis. :)

The Crow said...

I'll share, except for the burnt carmine. :)

Chris said...

Were you aware that Michael Moore, in his latest film (Where to Invade Next) makes a visit to the Faber-Castell factory in Germany?

Michael Leddy said...

No, I haven’t seen it yet. I’ll pass the word on. Thanks, Chris.