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He married his typewriter

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In the early days of the typewriter, the operator of the machine was herself called a typewriter. And drama, and sometimes frustration, ensued…

From the Wilmington Morning Star (Wilmington, North Carolina), July 19, 1891 —

Oh, and, yes, both men and women were called typewriters. Perhaps you are one too!

Indexed at Women and the typewriter at Type-Writer.org.

© 2018, Mark Adams. All rights reserved.

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  • Steve K January 11, 2018, 2:57 am

    I’m a word processor. šŸ˜‰

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