#3 The Pink Side Was For Pencil Lead
The pink side is used to erase pencil, as we were taught. But pink is the delicate side used on light paper so it won’t tear away so easily.
#4 The Pink Side Is Delicate
The pink side is much longer because most college-ruled and printer paper is on the lighter side and the most common in schools. The newer two-sided erasers had an image of a pen placed on them later.
#5 Erasers On The Pencil Were Puny
The pink matches the pink eraser at the end of your average #2 pencil, but many of you might remember how quickly it dwindled down to nothing. Backup erasers were a hot commodity in the classroom.
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