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Fun Fact- Stationery vs. Stationary

Which is it stationery or stationary? The word stationery is a commonly misspelled word.
Stationery refers mostly to paper and envelopes. It also applies to pens, note pads, erasers, etc.

Stationary is an adjective and means immobile or unmoving.

For a little more history on the two words and how they actually come from the same source visit World Wide Words.


Blogger Shopaholic D said...

good post! i bet most people hardly notice the difference!

:) D

Thursday, August 10, 2006 3:43:00 PM  
Anonymous mak said...

stationery...er thing: paper...er

stationary...the other one!

Friday, July 18, 2008 8:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I meant THINK er.

Friday, July 18, 2008 8:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

however see this petition to change stationery to stationary.

Sunday, December 21, 2008 8:17:00 AM  

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