2 Replies ・ Started by espiacent at 2019-06-26 08:39:10 UTC ・ Last reply by espiacent at 2019-06-26 19:27:53 UTC This is a discussion about ホッチキス origin of name The inventor of staplers apparently was a person names George McGill (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stapler). Hotchkiss seems to be the name of a at the time famous manufacturer of i.e. staplers (https://americanstationer.wordpress.com/2013/04/15/hotchkiss-no-1-stapler/). Leebo at 2019-06-26 11:36:29 UTC Whether or not it's actually true or not (and the person who runs the dictionary database agrees that it's probably not source: http://nihongo.monash.edu/hotchkiss.html), if you check Japanese dictionaries, they will tell you that it's named after the Hotchkiss who invented it (source: https://www.weblio.jp/content/%E3%83%9B%E3%83%81%E3%82%AD%E3%82%B9) So it's kind of a mess, but I suppose they're just defaulting to what the Japanese dictionaries say. espiacent at 2019-06-26 19:27:53 UTC Just wanted to add this info for anyone interested. Thanks for the links, especially the first one. Log in to reply.