Oh, com’on! You’re writing about a subject that you can’t even spell? Really? How the heck did the writer for Yahoo! DIY not know that stationery is writing paper and stationary is a something standing still?
I’m so glad they’ve finally made seed-paper that doesn’t move. According to an article on Yahoo! Shine, we tree-huggers will no longer have to chase after that eco-friendly paper, since it’s now stationary and ain’t goin’ nowhere:
If you’re looking for other stationary items and you’re in Portland, Maine, check out this store:
Yahoo! Travel reports that it sells stationary items, but doesn’t elaborate on what those non-moving items are. Since the store also sells cards, you might look for stationery while you’re there.
I’ve found that if I go to get supplies, and they’re moving around, forcing me to chase them all over the stockroom, I get really, really frustrated. That’s why I like stationary supplies. And I’m not the only one. There are others who prefer stationary supplies, according to Yahoo! Movies:
Now if I wanted notebooks, writing paper, envelopes, and so forth, I’d go to a stationery store where I’d expect all that stuff to remain stationary on the shelves.
It’s not just the availability of “stationary supplies” in this article that is problematic for me. It’s the lack of agreement between a subject (availability) and its verb (which should be is):
Oh, and the misspelling. That’s problematic for me. And the refusal of the writer to use a spell-checker, which would have found the misspelling. That’s problematic, too.
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Due ewe no the difference between bite and byte? The writer four Yahoo! News doesn’t:
Eye think an editor is kneaded to rain inn the gaffs on Yahoo! Sports‘ “Prep Rally”:
and on Yahoo! omg!:
This whirred on Yahoo! Shine has a hole different meaning from the write whirred:
and sew does this won:
You can’t buy Kim Kardashian’s shower invitation at a stationary store (which most stores are) — or even a stationery store. At least that’s the message I got from this photo caption on Yahoo! Shine:
Rubber stamps, cards, and envelopes. Whatever you make with that, it’s not going anywhere:
The clever writer for Yahoo! Shine meant stationery (which is writing paper, envelopes, and the like), not stationary (which means “not moving”).
Omitting the hyphens in push-up and nine-year-olds is bad. But immobile Playboy bunnies? Hilarious:
Thanks go to Yahoo! Shine for this lesson in a homophone gone terribly wrong.
Don’t try mailing the custom note cards described by Yahoo! Shine:
They’re stationary and won’t be going anywhere.
If you know a child who throws a hissy fit every time a set moves, then you’ll want to know about this gift suggested by Yahoo! Shopping:
Some of us still long for the days before email when you wrote letters to family on stationary stationery.