Putting the ‘colon’ back in ‘colonialism’…

Pens are items of common ownership

Think about it – no-one thinks anything about keeping a pen they’ve borrowed from someone else – and most people don’t get all upset about someone borrowing a pen but not returning it. Heck, that’s even been the basis of a comedy sketch:

People always forget to return them, and accumulate them from everywhere, and few people have any qualms about lending them to others, even though oftentimes, that means they won’t ever get them back; few care…