don't know why I didn't realize that draw, drag, draft are all kinda essentially the same word en.wiktionary.org/wiki/draught not sure exactly what metaphor is operating to get us to "draw" as "make marks on a surface in order to depict something"? because you're dragging the pencil across the surface of the paper?

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also weird that writing is etymologically *carving* while drawing is etymologically *extracting*

@amsomniac @aparrish words were first carved into clay, stone, or wax. Drawing has pretty much always been done by squeezing or scraping pigment out of an implement onto a surface.

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