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Pencil trash

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:24 am
by Stevenloan
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- Hi everyone! What do you call the trash after sharpening a pencil?

Your answers will be highly appreciated.

StevenLoan

Re: Pencil trash

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:19 pm
by BonnieL
Pencil shavings.

Re: Pencil trash

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:47 pm
by Erik_Kowal
BonnieL wrote: Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:19 pm Pencil shavings.
And yet we sharpen a pencil if we are being idiomatic; we do not shave it. Yet we shave ice.

Like most languages, English can be pretty weird at times.

Re: Pencil trash

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:32 pm
by trolley
I started wondering what else they could be called. I tried "pencil shards" but didn't find anyone in that camp. It seems that more than a few people also call them "sharpenings".

Re: Pencil trash

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:48 pm
by Erik_Kowal
trolley wrote: Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:32 pm I tried "pencil shards" but didn't find anyone in that camp.
I suppose you didn't encounter any takers for "pencil amputation slices" either. 🤕🤔😛

Re: Pencil trash

Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:58 am
by Stevenloan
BonnieL, Erik and trolley : Thank you all so much for your help. I really appreciate it. Have a nice day.

StevenLoan