Sunday, March 11, 2018

Do You Use Post-it® Notes?

Day 183 of My Italian Learning Journal*

So, how many of you use Post-it® notes? I have some stuck all over my computer armoire -- on the inside, that is. Who invented that little paper square that can stick over and over? It began in 1968 with Dr. Spencer Silver, a chemist at 3M Company, who invented a unique, low-tack adhesiveIn 1974, Art Fry, a colleague of Dr. Silver's at 3M, was singing in his church choir. He became frustrated when the bookmarks he used to mark his place in his hymnal kept falling out. You guessed it, next came the sticky note. The product was not an immediate success, not until 1980. (Grammar corrections are welcome on the following practice script in Italian.)

Ascolta Questo:
  • Usi i Post-it®?
    Do you use Post-it®?
  • Il dottor Spencer Silver ha inventato la colla presente sulla parte adesiva della carta.
    Dr. Spencer Silver invented the glue used on the sticky paper.
  • Art Fry ha pensato all'utilizzo pratico della carta adesiva.
    Art Fry thought of the practical application of the sticky paper.
  • Un'idea semplice è diventata un prodotto utile.
    A simple idea became a useful product.
[ Grazie ad Anasdav ]
Alla prossima!

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*Note: This is my personal journal of daily practice in learning Italian. I welcome Italian grammar corrections. Grazie.

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