These are just a few words to stop misspelling. Add to the list:
Stationary and Stationery
I see this misspelled every day, sometimes three or four times a day. Nothing says I am smart more than seeing someone else mis-use or misspell these words. And nothing says ignorance when I read these words used incorrectly.
So, let’s review:
Stationary refers to something that does not move. This might include a stationary exercise bicycle. Or a statue.
Stationery refers to paper, cards and notes used for communication. This might include stationery – personal stationery such as a note card, calling card, EnvElopE or other printed materials.
The difference is the A and the E. It separates the educated from the not so learned.
To help you remember – so you appear learned: Think stationery, the paper, letterhead as E, as in Envelope. Or business.