Originally Posted by Timoleon
You must be one of the "Old Ones", heard about in myth.
Some joker told me once that he had heard someone say that the desks at school used to have a little round hole in the top right corner where something called an "inkwell" was kept. You would "dip in the nub" and "fill up the barrel." I say preposterous!!! Why spread such false rumors around...?
Ancient history indeed
. We always used to have to write using inkpens in school - they were thought to result in better writing than ball-point pens. Very hard to write without smearing the ink if, like me, you're left-handed.