You might be asking: “What the heck is a “stationery nerd?”
Stationery | [stey-shuh-ner-ee] | noun
- writing paper, notebooks, journals, or envelopes
- writing utensils such as pencils, pens, markers, or highlighters
- supporting materials such as paperclips, rulers, stencils, or storage containers
Nerd | [nurd] | noun, slang
- has an extreme interest in research, academics, and how something works
- displays uncharacteristic enthusiasm for stuff they really, really like (such as stationery)
Pam, the Stationery Nerd
I’ve been obsessed with stationery goodies, back-to-school supplies, office products, paper and notebooks for as long as I can remember. I probably own too many pens, too many notebooks, too many art supplies, and too many ways to store all those things. But I’m OK with that. I’m comfortable in my nerdiness and my obsessive collection of all the stationery supplies I can amass.
You are here because I bet you identify as a stationery nerd too, right? All nerds are welcome here! Let’s see what kind of trouble we can get into with paper, pens, and rulers.
StationEry vs StationAry
Did you know that half of the population misspells this word? I used to be in that segment until I learned a little trick.
- STATIONERY: There’s an “E” in this word. Think about words that relate to stationery to remember the spelling – writE, pEn, pEncil, notEbook.
- STATIONARY: This means to stand in one place. Think of the capital A in this word as your two feet planted firmly shoulder-width apart and you’re not moving at all. Or think of words like: stAy, stAnd, plAnted.
Head Nerd in Charge