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What is Eraser in Tagalog? History, Types, and Uses

What is Eraser in Tagalog? History, Types, and Uses

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The eraser in Tagalog is called “pambura,” where “bura” means to erase. In the UK, the eraser is called “rubber” since it’s made of rubber and is used to rub. As we all know, erasers can be in a block form or attached at the end of pencils. Both types have the same function, though. Blackboard or whiteboard erasers are called "pambura ng pisara" in Filipino. Interestingly, bread was the first eraser and became a popular erasing tool among writers from 1612 to 1770. Aside from being cheap, breadcrumbs or moist bread are readily available and can easily erase pencil marks or correct writing mistakes. However, bread tends to mold or rot and may damage paper. No wonder, writers at that time brought lots of bread with them. In 1770, British engineer Edward Nairne invented the rubber e...