How hard can it be?
I didn’t intend the first part of the next adventure to be on a hobby horse, but forgive me for having a small rant this morning. I’m a member of a mailing list which is particularly active right now, discussing the topic of stationery. That’s right, pens, paper and so on.
This week, I placed an order with my favourite BureauDirect and as always, had exemplary customer service with a query I had. There is was again, that word stationery.
Earlier this week, though, I read a report about a woman posing with a “stationery animal” she’d just shot. That can’t have been difficult, can it? Less of a hunt, more of a paper chase don’t you think? Then, there were those discussing a “stationary club” which they were thinking of joining, except I don’t really think they knew the difference between pens and paper and things which stand still.
I can’t be the only one who is more than slightly irritated by bad spelling, can I? For some reason, this particular mix up is a special bête noire of mine and during the last few days I seem to have noticed it more than usual. The icing on the cake was this:
Two different spellings of the same thing used in a single phrase! Wow.
Try doing a google image search for “stationary” and see what I mean.