From: David Neale (david.neale_at_pandora.be)
Date: Fri Nov 05 2004 - 04:01:47 PST
Being purely pedantic, a car is stationary if it's parked (as are other
things that don't move). Paper is stationery, as are other items that
fall under "writing materials" (envelopes, pens, ink, rulers, etc.). I
believe that American usage makes this same distinction.
Many, many years ago at school, we were told to remember this by
associating the "a" in "car" with the "a " in "stationary" and the "e"
in paper" with the "e" in "stationery." Despite the problem of what to
do about the "a" in "paper," this seems to have been a good guideline
-- I still remember it, anyway!
On 4 Nov, 2004, at 21:34, James Nichols wrote:
> I've been taking notes for my classes using the outline
> stationary in Notes
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