DO you use a PENCIL???? OR its A HISTORY for you????

I just forgot they exist!! - Pencil, and yeah , we have eraser to rub it too!! unlike in pens!
@karvin87 (1034)
India
April 26, 2007 11:22am CST
I remember those young school days,when we used to use pencils and improve our handwriting and spellings. Today i hardly grab my hand for a pencil..its mostly a pen or a sketch pen that catches my attention! But recently i just got hold of a pencil, it made me feel great writing with it! I forgot using pencil to an extend, that every time i made a mistake i used to strike it off, and not realising that erasers to exist today!!! So have you used a pencil recently?? Do you use it regularly or you hardly shake your hands with it????
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@mystery5 (351)
• India
26 Apr 07
I don't enjoy using pencils as much as I enjoy sharpening them, LOL. I'm forced to use pencils, because any pen taken to office gets lost, and they do not give us either pens or refills at office - just pencils! So pencil it is! I use it for all my notes, although it is the sharpening part that I enjoy the most. I've kept the shavings in my drawer - the ones that are really long and look like flowers. Kiddish, ain't I ;-)
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• United States
26 Apr 07
I still use pencils a lot. Not only do I use them for writing, but to sketch things out when I am drawing. I tried drawing with only a pen, but my work turns out to messy and looks like maybe a child got a hold of my drawing and tried to trace it one too many times. So you can say pencils are my best friend when it comes to things such as writing and drawing. Don't think I could live without a pencil somewhere near by when inspiration strikes me. Now granted I do use a pen when filling out such things as order forms and when applying my signature to something.
@karvin87 (1034)
• India
26 Apr 07
roaring hell! - monster
yeah, pencils are wonderful with drawings..though i am not gud at it , but i like making shades with pencils, just foe time pass!!!
@karvin87 (1034)
• India
26 Apr 07
sorry about hte pic, i still dunno how to use it!! humble appology!
• United States
26 Apr 07
No apologies are necessary for the picture. I like looking at pictures of all sorts. And it does go with what we are talking about. I'm still learning how to draw so my pictures turn out to look realistic. So far the closest I have gotten is maybe the slight chance of it looking like a cartoon character of sorts..lol But I keep on practicing. I have tried erasable pens, but those don't erase all the way, and they tear up the paper quite easily if you erase to much. So pencils and erasers for pencil are much easier on paper when drawing in my opinion.
• Singapore
26 Apr 07
Sure thing, it is HISTORY for me. HAHA, no more pencils!!! I was so happy after my first three years in primary school. The teacher had threatened that those who can't write (handwriting) properly will still use pencil while everyone else uses pen when we move to primary 4. I was glad I got "promoted" lol.. ever since then - many many years back - it's pen most of the time for me. Pencils are not too friendly. You either need to keep sharpening it or contend with the lead version. :P
@karvin87 (1034)
• India
26 Apr 07
yeah, pencils are out dated, iagree , but we can erase what we have written...thts makes it special still for me!!
• Singapore
26 Apr 07
But you don't write - not anymore - if it is something important - you type and have it printed out. If you use a pen, it is likely some notes. Just strike it out and add the right word. :P
• United States
26 Apr 07
I use pencils - prefer mechanical lead ones...I do accounting at work - so pencils and red pens are my best friends!! Personally when I read books and I find a passage that interests me I make notes in the edges w/ a pencil too.
@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
26 Apr 07
it is useful when reading books. yup. you are right about it. and i use to underline useful phrases or words by using pencils. lighter than pen but neater to look at.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
26 Apr 07
I still use a pencil but mostly a pen. Since you need a pen to write checks with.
@karvin87 (1034)
• India
26 Apr 07
yeah..checks! i agrreee, how did i for tht??? hehehehe, pen's a must there!
• Australia
13 May 07
Hello karvin87 I prefer to use pencils. I don't know why but i like pencils more than pen. Pencils for writing or drawing, i like when i sharped them. God bless you
@euqaj18 (252)
• Philippines
29 Apr 07
I still use pencil for me it is very useful especially in scratch... that you could undo your mistakes easily ...
@Akyu22 (24)
• United States
29 Apr 07
I occasionly use pencils in school for math sometimes, but most of the time I use a pen because I can write faster with one. It may not make much of a difference, but I just like pens so much better. Also I hate the "debris" (I forget the actual term for it) after you eraser something. It kind of makes me feel guitly when I just push it off my desk onto the floor.
• China
28 Apr 07
i like the feeling of writing as using a pencil, it would runs fluent much more than pen and ballpen. when i practice my handwriting i used to use a pencil instead of a pen in daily life, it sounds stupid, =-),it's my style!
• Philippines
27 Apr 07
i use pencils when im doing or working some draft sketches on my sketch book. and yes there are times that im still using pencils in writing if theres no pen around.
@windhair (498)
• Germany
27 Apr 07
Generally, I use biros. But I like to do some sketch sometime, you know, I need pencil at that time.
@Sunset50 (1397)
• United States
27 Apr 07
I use both pen and pencils. Pencils are used for notes, jotting down numbers, doodling, and always handy to have around. I even write letters in pencil. But I use the pen for things like checks, legal documents, and anything that I sign or write that I want to be permanent.
@una1129 (271)
• China
27 Apr 07
Yes,it's a history for me,i just remembered that when i was still in my elemantary school,i used the pencil.
• India
27 Apr 07
Pencil is smething wid which gr8 childhood memories are attached, isnt it? my handwriting wid pencil is far better than one wid a pen.........i really love it, simple to write...easy to erase. and apart from all this it was also used sometimes by the teachers to punish us :)
• Italy
27 Apr 07
I don't use a pencil... I use more my pen... whan I was child I used it :) Today I use pencil only to draw xD
27 Apr 07
When I was at primary school all we were aloud to use was a pencil and then when we got into the final class we were aloud to use them but only when practising handwriting. The year after I went up to secondary school and you were only aloud to use a pen, pencil were used for diagrams, but now whenever i need to write something or jot something down I reach for a pen, they are always easier, the majority of the time they work and if they don't there is one nearby that will work. Pencils just take time to sharpen and eventually the writing changes because the pencil is blunt. I don't think pencils will be history for a long time because you need them for drawing and are easier to rub out than pens.
@stella1989 (2274)
• India
27 Apr 07
Well as I have a hobbie to draw sketches! SO pencil is someting whcih is the most closest thing to me..! Greatest gift..! I have an endless relationship with pencil..! I do use it regularly its cool .
@Gemmygirl1 (2870)
• Australia
27 Apr 07
I haven't used a pencil since about the 4th grade. In my school, we only had to use a pencil while we were learning to write in cursive, once we had mastered the art of that, we were given pens to use so we no longer needed pencils. I used to use a pencil when i was doing some drawing but that's about it & i haven't done any drawing for quite a few years now! My partner still draws though, he's very good so he has pencils that he uses on a regular basis!
• India
27 Apr 07
Yea, i still use pencils especially for doing sudoku and other stuff like that. But i don't use them at college. I usually use a penpencil there.
@valmiki9 (1171)
• India
27 Apr 07
i use a pencil regularly. It cannot be replaced by the pen. what we write with the pencil can be erased annd modified. pen does not have this facility.