Stationery on the mind

Did the writer for Yahoo! Makers have stationery on her mind when she wrote this?

envelopes stationary

Is that why she chose to use envelope (which is a form of stationery that holds bills from the electric company and birthday cards from Aunt Hazel) instead of the verb envelop? It might have been better if she thought about stationery and not stationary, which means not moving.

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4 Responses to “Stationery on the mind”

  1. A Really Small Farm Says:

    I’m not so sure it is right to say bark envelop(e)s trees as their leaves, flowers, and fruit have no bark. If bark envelop(p)ed trees would it not look more like a sheet draped over and around the tree?

  2. A Really Small Farm Says:

    I’m not so sure it is right to say bark envelop(e)s trees as their leaves, flowers, and fruit have no bark. If bark envelop(p)ed trees would it not look more like a sheet draped over and around the tree?


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