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Monday, June 28, 2004
Oh-oh, it's magic
What exactly is the difference between a Magic Marker and a regular old marker? Have Magic Markers even been sold in the last 20 years, and if not, why do folks insist on using the term "magic marker" as an all-encompassing description of markers? (Other than the obvious fun of muggles being able to use magic)

A brief Googling fails to tell me what I need to know. I did find a place where you can buy alleged "Magic Markers", but I'm pretty sure that this time, they really do mean *magic*. A product description:

**Please make a drawing with our color pen. Then with magic white pen or arranging white pen go over what you have done. You will have a new fantastic drawing that you need.**

Did I mention this is a company in Taiwan?

I had a real, honest-to-god Magic Marker when I was little. It was green. I remember using it to death, and dribbling water into the end to squeeze a few more uses out of it. I also got some interesting line effects when the felt tip went all floppy from overuse.


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