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What is Pencil in Tagalog? History, Types, and Grades

What is Pencil in Tagalog? History, Types, and Grades

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A pencil in Tagalog is called “lapis” but a lot of Filipinos also call it a pencil. This versatile tool for drawing and writing is widely used worldwide, particularly by architects, artists, fashion designers, and students. There is a wide variety of pencil types and brands available. Unlike ballpoint pens, pencils are more commonly used in both writing and drawing. The origin of the pencil dates back thousands of years. The ancient Egyptians and Romans used a stylus, a slender metal stick typically made of lead. They etched the words onto papyrus, an early form of paper. In the early 1500s, a large deposit of pure graphite was discovered in Borrowdale, a civil parish in England. This leads to the production of graphite pencils. The credit for the invention of the wooden pencil g...