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Correction fluid

Correction fluid is an opaque, white fluid applied to paper to mask mistakes. Once dried, it can be written over. It is typically packaged in small bottles and the lid comes with an attached brush that dips into the bottle. The brush or pen is used to apply the fluid onto the paper. As the fluid is highly volatile (i.e. it dries quickly), the unused contents of the bottle often dry out and become too thick to use. Manufacturers of correction fluid will often sell corresponding thinners to dilute the bottle.

Before the invention of word processors, correction fluid was a critical element of typewritten documents.

One of the first forms of correction fluid was invented in 1951 by the secretary Bette Nesmith Graham (who was also the mother of Michael Nesmith, an original member of The Monkees).

Correction pens

More recently it has been made available in pen form. In the pen form, the pen is spring loaded and is dabbed onto the paper. The pen form has the advantage that it applies the fluid more evenly and thinly, and does not dry out in the bottle so quickly.

Famous brands

Correction fluid is commonly referred to by the leading brand names. These brands include:

Generally, "Liquid Paper" and "Wite-Out" are used in the United States, while "Tipp-Ex" is used in Europe.

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