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RE: HOW TO MAKE A SUPER TOY-PUZZLE FOR 1$
needles (how are they called?:)
EDIT: I thought I knew something, but checking a popular search engine and a popular encycopledia out there, I was mistaken. Correct words are thumbtacks, drawing pins, map pins or push-pin :-)
If reading the wikipedia article correctly, the correct words for a pin with a long head is a "map pin" or "push pins". A thumb tack or drawing pin has a flat head, suitable for pushing it into the wall by the thumb, but not for connecting any rubber band into it. We make no difference between those two designs in Norwegian. I believe the big-plastic-headed variant is a relatively new design, and has to some extent replaced the "old" flat-headed variant.
Thank you for attention to my question and time for searching!
I often look for words I don't know, but the thing is the data in vocabularies can be old, and prople in real life don't use these words, so I like steemit because here the language is alive;)
Map pin and push pin are great and easy to remember:)