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Old 09-08-2008, 10:47 PM   #1
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In the SU! set Puns from the past there is a stamp that reads "sorry about that". What is it? I am I just clueless? Not only do I not get the pun, I have no idea what that is a picture of.
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Old 09-09-2008, 12:21 AM   #2
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It's an eraser so I guess it's saying you'd like to erase something you said/did.
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An old typewriter eraser ... yes, we REALLY did use those! LOL.
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I had no clue what that thing was either.
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I remember my mom using those erasers (when typing on her manual typewriter, LOL)!
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Thanks for clearing that up for me. I don't think any one I made a card for with that stamp would know what it was either. lol
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definitely not a set i will own- but i did have a lady order it on her first order and was excitted to each their own!
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Thanks for clearing that up for me. I don't think any one I made a card for with that stamp would know what it was either. lol
I wonder whether they are still available? They were immensely practical, as you could sweep the debris away with the brush and roll the eraser to a clean area so you didn't smudge your paper....

It would be fun to send a real one with a card!
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I'm so glad to finally have this cleared up! Ever since "puns from the past" was released, I have been trying to figure out the "sorry about that" stamp as well! I thought it was a pizza cutter or a rotary blade. LOL

I had polled my stamper's 10 group last month, and none of them could figure it out either. When I showed my husband the stamp set, and then read him these posts to explain it, he said that "If send a card with this stamp on it, you're going to have to send another "sorry" card afterwards to apologize for sending a confusing card that no one understands!"

You know, sometimes the hubby is right! hehehe.

Thanks everyone for solving the mystery!
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i love that stamp set i use those stamps in my heritage pages for scrapbooking
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I saw one of those erasers in Target the other day
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I'm glad you asked that, I had no idea what it was, either, lol.
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O gosh girls, do you ever make me feel old.

In the olden days, (when I walked 8 miles in the snow to school, and before they had electricity, lol) I learned to type in highschool on a "manual typewriter". Those keys were darn hard to push down, too.

We were each issued an eraser like this, but cautioned not to make mistakes and have to use it. There were no copy machines, and to make copies, you had to use lots of sheets of onionskin (very thin) paper and carbon paper between them. If you made a mistake, you had to carefully erase all the copies, and put a piece of paper between all the copies so the other ones wouldn't smudge from the pressure of the eraser.

I learned to type on a "blind" typewriter, where all the keys were black, with no letters on them. There was a big chart in the front of the room, of a typewriter keyboard with the letters on it. We looked straight at the chart, not at our "blind" keyboard, and learned which fingers to use to push which keys.

It was a system that worked very well. I ended up being able to type 85 words per minute on an electric typewriter when I went to work as a legal secretary when I was 18.

When computers came along, with their marvelous keyboards, I got even faster. I always had good jobs because I could type so fast and accurately.

Okay, that's the history lesson for the day.
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I actually still have one of those erasers! I took it out to show my customers, but they are mature women and all remembered the eraser.

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[quote=buggainok;11576459]O gosh girls, do you ever make me feel old.

In the olden days, (when I walked 8 miles in the snow to school, and before they had electricity, lol) I learned to type in highschool on a "manual typewriter". Those keys were darn hard to push down, too.

I'll bet that you had to walk uphill each way---like I did! Seriously though, I remember them too.
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This thread cracked me up! We've made such amazing advances in such a relatively short period of time, that young people don't know about these things! I read something recently about this very topic. Remember when we could no longer buy a record album and were forced to buy a cassette player to listen to our favorite tunes? I fought that for years but finally relented...just when CD's began taking over the cassettes! hehehehe!
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O gosh girls, do you ever make me feel old.

In the olden days, "](when I walked 8 miles in the snow to school, and before they had electricity, lo[/COLOR]l) I learned to type in highschool on a "manual typewriter". Those keys were darn hard to push down, too.

We were each issued an eraser like this, but cautioned not to make mistakes and have to use it. There were no copy machines, and to make copies, you had to use lots of sheets of onionskin (very thin) paper and carbon paper between them. If you made a mistake, you had to carefully erase all the copies, and put a piece of paper between all the copies so the other ones wouldn't smudge from the pressure of the eraser.

I learned to type on a "blind" typewriter, where all the keys were black, with no letters on them. There was a big chart in the front of the room, of a typewriter keyboard with the letters on it. We looked straight at the chart, not at our "blind" keyboard, and learned which fingers to use to push which keys.

It was a system that worked very well. I ended up being able to type 85 words per minute on an electric typewriter when I went to work as a legal secretary when I was 18.

When computers came along, with their marvelous keyboards, I got even faster. I always had good jobs because I could type so fast and accurately.

Okay, that's the history lesson for the day.
Was it uphill in the snow both ways???? That's what my grandma always said, haha. Except in real life she did have to go quite a ways to school. But she rode a pony and had to ride behind her brother with her younger sister in the middle AND hold the lunch pails. She told this story all the time becuase it made her mad and she'd fall off sometimes, haha. Thanks for the story, made me think of her and smile!
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Minders, glad I made you think of your grandma and smile.

I have such fond memories of mine, too. Now that I'm a grandma myself I try very hard to create good memories for my grandkids.

It's a pretty easy job to be a grandma, I've found. You know what they say: If I'd known grandkids were this much fun, I would have had them first!
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Another old person here!!! I had no trouble identifying the typewriter eraser, even though I was not a great typist like Bugga.
A newer version looked like a fat pencil with white rubber instead of lead. I was wondering just last week if one of those would erase a tiny ink smudge from a card. I knew I should never throw anything away!
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I'm so glad to finally have this cleared up! Ever since "puns from the past" was released, I have been trying to figure out the "sorry about that" stamp as well! I thought it was a pizza cutter or a rotary blade. LOL

I had polled my stamper's 10 group last month, and none of them could figure it out either. When I showed my husband the stamp set, and then read him these posts to explain it, he said that "If send a card with this stamp on it, you're going to have to send another "sorry" card afterwards to apologize for sending a confusing card that no one understands!"

You know, sometimes the hubby is right! hehehe.

Thanks everyone for solving the mystery!
You'd have to be over 55 to understand (or remember) it!
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Nu uh..lol I'm only 34 and I still use these silly things. lol They're great for when you 'pencil' in something on your image and after you stamp, you can erase and sweep..lol

My daughter uses one in her geometry class too. =)
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I'm only 36, and I remember these erasers too. Very handy!
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Just went to look for an index print in the gallery but there isn't one yet. I am one of those who thought it was something like a pizza cutter and couldn't figure it out .
I also learned touch typing on an old manual - now I look at people pecking away with two fingers and think that they should teach proper typing in school. I can type out songs for DH faster than he can scan and OCR them, and he mutters about how he should learn to type...but he still hasn't!!
And boy, yes - those keys demanded some pressure to hit, and you had to be accurate.
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There might be a few folks who know what this is. I used to wear mine on a ribbon around my neck. It's in my jewelry box now.
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Oh yeah, I remember it well.....back in the day when we used 4 wheels on each!
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I had 5 sisters and amazing enough the skates fit all of our feet with that key. I wished I had saved mine. If you try to explain to your kids (now grown w/kids of their own) how we skated on the street and sidewalks with them, they look at you like you lost your mind. Well. . . maybe that explains some things afterall.
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Not quite. Not over 55 but not only do I understand, but definitely remember using them.
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Remember the silly song..."I've got a brand new pair of roller skates, you've got a brand new key"...

I'm going to search for some of these old erasers. They sure might come in handy in the stamping room. And I LOVE "Puns from the Past"!
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At least no one asked what a typewriter was!!!!

BTW--if you were going to ask--please google/wikipedia it instead-- THANKS!
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In the olden days, (when I walked 8 miles in the snow to school, and before they had electricity, lol) I learned to type in highschool on a "manual typewriter". Those keys were darn hard to push down, too.

We were each issued an eraser like this, but cautioned not to make mistakes and have to use it. There were no copy machines, and to make copies, you had to use lots of sheets of onionskin (very thin) paper and carbon paper between them. If you made a mistake, you had to carefully erase all the copies, and put a piece of paper between all the copies so the other ones wouldn't smudge from the pressure of the eraser.

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It was a system that worked very well. I ended up being able to type 85 words per minute on an electric typewriter when I went to work as a legal secretary when I was 18.

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Okay, that's the history lesson for the day.
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