Two of the most commonly confused words in the English language are ‘stationary‘ and ‘stationery‘.
It may come as a surprise that they are separate words, but they are different – ‘stationary’ and ‘stationery’ mean entirely different things, even though they happen to be spelled in a very similar way.
So what’s the difference? And, more importantly, how do you make sure you’ll remember the difference when you’ve long since clicked away from this blog post? Watch this 60-second video to learn how:
16 / 10 / 15
60-second fix: Do you write Kind regards or Kind Regards?
When you’ve finished an email, all you need is a friendly, professional sign off. And there’s one popular choice. That choice is ‘Kind regards’. For most work emails, it’s hard to go wrong with this. It’s succinct and it’s professional. Yet every week, I get emails from people who sign off like this: ‘Kind Regards’. So […]
24 / 12 / 11
60-second fix: palate, palette and pallet
Do you know your palates from your palettes from your pallets? It’s a particularly important distinction if you work with food or wine – or, indeed, paints or wooden platforms, writes Cathy Relf. Of course, it’s blinking typical of English to have three different spellings for one pronunciation. But that’s part of our dear language’s […]