Is it stationary or stationery?

My four-colour clicky pen from #20BooksMadrid

At this time of year, there are a lot of good stationery offers in the supermarkets.



💡 Stationery — ‘e’ for ‘envelopes’: that’s how I remember it.

And for those of you who like to get organised and maybe even label a cupboard or drawer…

I mean, the cupboard is stationary (unless it’s on castors and you make a habit of rolling it back and forth around your office).

But if you’re naming it by virtue of what it contains…

💡 It’s your stationery cupboard.

E for envelopes.

[Stationary with an ‘a’ means still/not moving.]

Happy end of August, everyone.

May you find the four-colour clicky pen of your dreams.

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