stationary

(12 Posts)
elephantoverthehill Tue 12-Apr-16 23:06:02

This means it isn't moving. Stationery is something very different. Incorrect spelling sent to me by an English teacher tonight. Also I drive by a shop that sells 'Newspapers, Tobacco and Confectionary'. The shop owners must have paid good money for this sign. Just Grrrr!

ReedBunting Tue 12-Apr-16 23:09:18

E is for envelope. That's how I remember the stationery / stationary difference.

thatstoast Tue 12-Apr-16 23:09:54

E for envelope!

elephantoverthehill Tue 12-Apr-16 23:14:31

Thank you both. I know the spelling but why does a sign writer not check it and an English teacher fall foul?

thatstoast Tue 12-Apr-16 23:25:19

Because they hate us?

pieceofpurplesky Tue 12-Apr-16 23:29:42

Every time I walk through the science prep room ay school I question if the cupboard has moved yet ... Nobody has asked me why yet ....

elephantoverthehill Tue 12-Apr-16 23:31:45

that'stoast probably. Although I have no idea.

elephantoverthehill Tue 12-Apr-16 23:35:04

Ah yes I used to do the same with a drawer.

JennyWreny Tue 12-Apr-16 23:38:37

I drive past a shop which sells stationary. It's true. It's always in the same place.

elephantoverthehill Tue 12-Apr-16 23:41:37

It's comforting to know that it will always be in the same place, but what does the shop sell?

pieceofpurplesky Tue 12-Apr-16 23:42:07

I also had a major meltdown today at a sign that advertised 'Janes Secret Garden' which said 'dog's allowed'.
A bit sad but I was v proud that 12 yo Ds pointed it out!

elephantoverthehill Tue 12-Apr-16 23:46:06

I think DS should get a medal from Nicky Morgan and get that put into the Y6 Sats test.

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