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  1. Jimmy Carr, a comedian in the UK, was attempting to get the record for the world’s shortest joke. He came up with: Stationery store moves.

    I think it is more of a pun than a joke, but is a nice reference to the two spellings/meanings of the same sounding word.

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  2. Jimmy Carr, a comedian in the UK was attempting to get the record for the world’s shortest joke. He came up with: Stationery store moves.

    I think it is more of a pun than a joke, but is a nice reference to the two spellings/meanings of the same sounding word.

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  3. I used to teach my students that stationery for paper has an e in it, an e for envelopes is a good reminder. The other has an a in it, for that remember the phrase at a standstill. I find it strange and annoying that folks who blog about stationery and paper planning use the wrong spelling.

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    • I was informed by someone last week that stationery was the British spelling and stationary was the American spelling. When I presented her with proof to the contrary, she became really angry with me.

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  4. This irks me, especially in supposedly professional communication.

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  5. This infuriates me! I read a Filofax blog recently belonging to a girl who proudly described herself as being a newly graduated university student, only to spell stationery incorrectly throughout. What on earth do schools and colleges do for all those years?

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