Tuesday, March 31, 2009

TO/TOO/TWO TUESDAY for March 31, 2009 (1 of 2)


RANIELLE sent in this amusing homonym snafu. When I first saw the article, I wondered if Ms. Lohan had managed to crash into a Hallmark kiosk or something. Y'know, stationery? But alas, it had nothing to do with actual stationery and everything to do with yet another writer who cannot keep from screwing up his homonyms. Sigh.

(In case you hadn't guessed by now, the writer totally should have used the word stationary. As in, not moving.)

Thanks, RANIELLE, for spotting this one!

5 comments:

LadyStyx said...

LOL! I hear ya. The only way I can remember that homonym is that you writE on stationEry. Thank goodness it isnt the other way around.

EVula said...

I rather enjoy the mental picture of Loopy Lohan running into first letterhead, then envelopes. Next up in her wave of printed material destruction will no doubt be highly stylized formal thank you notes.

Such a shame. Tsk tsk.

ChicagoLady said...

Maybe she ran into an envelope, or a sheet of paper? LOL

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ LadyStyx: That's a great mnemonic device! :)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ EVula and ChicagoLady: I fear for Loopy's safety if she ever actually runs into a pile of envelopes...since they're white, she'd probably try to snort 'em, and that could hurt!