Sunday, January 12, 2020

War of the words

We all know the expression 'the pen is mightier than the sword'.
But did you know there are special pens which really are more deadly than a sword? 
Tactical pens they are called. 
Usable to write upside down, under water and even in zero gravity. 
Scribble your stuff whenever, wherever.
But most of all these pens are designed for self defense.

For instance Titanium constructions useful in emergencies. 
To break glass windows when you're trapped. 
Don't be fooled though. Aluminum or brass points can also be used for... 
Oh well, we've all seen James Bond movies. 
Or, worst case scenario, Johnny English... (No offense Rowan!). 
Fascinating how words can be romantic yet also deadly. 
It's not without reason governments are eager to put down the Internet. 
Suppress the newspapers arguing you and promote your own 'free words' 
i.e. the press you control.
So what's it gonna be?
Are we crossing the swords? Or...
beware!
crossing the pens?

[More about the meaning of the expression 'the pen is mightier than the sword' here]'

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