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    I was taught that the way to distinguish between stationary (not moving) and stationery (office supplies) was that staionery has an e for envelope. I also learned that it one collar and two socks were necessary, as a way of...

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    I learned it this way: the a in stationary stands for stay.

    (I will often spell out letters, like es, for example.)

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    I hadn't thought of looking at the other word. Thanks.

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