Happy Tuesday! It’s officially Engagement Season! This is the time between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day when over 50% of proposals take place! As the excitement rises and wedding planning begins, it’s important that couples understand wedding lingo and word etiquette! As a former elementary school teacher, this is near and dear to my heart!
Today I’d like to share the difference between stationAry and stationEry! These words are homophones which means that they have the same pronunciation but different meanings, spellings, and origins!
StationAry: not moving or changing
StationEry: writing paper and other office materials
In the wedding world, we are often discussing stationEry which includes save-the-dates, invitations, ceremony programs, menu cards, and other day-of paper goods.
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When we use the word stationAry, we are often referring to vehicles, people posing for a photo, or a centerpiece on a table.
I hope you enjoyed today’s grammar lesson! I’ll be back soon with more wedding word etiquette! Stay tuned!
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