(homo amicus stylens) A species of human made nearly extinct by the advent of electronic mail, penpals communicate via the ancient art of Penmanship – the inscription of meaningful symbols on filaments of pulped wood. After their creation, these Letters would be entrusted to government officials for transportation and delivery to their intended recipient – often over great distances.
'Daddy, what's a penpal?'
'I dunno, kid. Ask me later - I'm texting Jerry in Vancouver.'