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Ink, Inked and Inklings but not Incas.

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720423.  Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:09 am Reply with quote

Ink is a fluid which contains dyes and/or pigments used for creating some sort of image or text.

Most cephalapods are able to use a natural ink from a sac between their gills which they release into the water as an escape mechanism. Cephalapods are thought to be amongst the most intelligent of animals. We can't help wondering, therefore, if cephalapods are so clever and they have a ready supply of free ink, how come they never invented writing?

The Inklings were an informal group of people associated with Oxford University who, did discover writing as well as beer. They met at the Eagle and Child public house to drink books and discuss beer or, sometimes, the other way round. The most famous Inklings were C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien who wrote fantasy novels about imaginary beings such as Gandalf, Mr. Tumnus and God.

To be "inked" is to be tattooed.

The Incas don't belong in this thread.

720496.  Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:10 pm Reply with quote

djgordy wrote:
The Incas don't belong in this thread.

Spud McLaren
720555.  Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:15 pm Reply with quote

I think the group called The Ink Spots might belong here - but which one?


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