Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Calender

I'm sure you all know that a calendar is the kind of chart thingy with the days and months of the year divided up. You're probably also aware that it's very easy to type calender instead (you will be if you've read any of my drafts as I'm always doing it)

Did you know a calender is a real thing? I didn't until Christine pointed it out to me after reading one of my drafts in which the fire service produced a calendar of scantily clad firemen. My mc Handsome Hamish is Mr May and featured rescuing a kitten, but I digress ...

A calender is machine which uses rollers to press paper or cloth into smooth sheets.


33 comments:

  1. Just have to misspell it correctly now, right?

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  2. Oh my.... You've mentioned Handsome Hamish only a handful of words away from "smooth sheets". But context is everything. Thanks for the mention.

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    1. Don't worry, Christine - Hamish will have those sheets rumpled in no time!

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  3. you know yer talking about my most egregious malady, doncha now? Well, actually two, but I digress. I struggle spelling kat if you spot me the K and the T. So of course I write for a living.

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    1. It's harder for writers to spell, Mac - we know lots more words than normal people.

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  4. Now I didn't know that - proves we can learn something new everyday!

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    1. We can, Suzanne - problem is we can forget too.

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  5. Well, thank you for that, Patsy. It stirred a memory somewhere at the back of my brain, but it was a very faint one, and now I know!

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    1. I'm glad I didn't leave it stirred but unanswered, Frances - it's really annoying when that happens.

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  6. OOps, I think I've been spelling that one wrong for years!! Thank goodness I don't use it often :) Thank you, Patsy - I can always rely on you to put me right :) Have a great week.

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    1. I've started spelling it right and correcting it to the wrong one now, Nicola.

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  7. I thought it was something my wife uses to strain boiled cabbage.

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    1. You don't spend a lot of time in the kitchen, do you, Keith?

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  8. I'm pretty sure I've accidentally misspelled calendar before. Oops!

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  9. Love the Bagpuss - daughter and I used to enjoy watching this!

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    1. I love my fluffy Bagpuss, but wasn't terribly taken with the programme as a kid, Rosemary. I preffered the Clangers.

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  10. Thought your post title was a typo. Just shows what I know, not!

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  11. Calendar calender colander cholesterol. What's the difference?

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  12. No, I didn't know that calender was a word. Very interesting, thanks.

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    1. Glad to have added to your education, Julia.

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  13. I used to write executive summaries and extracts for the Paper Industry Research Assocation, and found out the hard way that 'calendEr' is a real word.

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    1. Julia - I worked in Pira up until 2000! Were you a freelancer or based at Leatherhead?

      marion

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    2. Did you ever have to write about producing the paper for calendars, Julia - bet that would have given you typo nightmares.

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    3. Marion, I was a freelance and sent my stuff back to the Leatherhead office. Good times!

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  14. Yes, Patsy, for the same reasons as Julia above, I knew that there was such a thing as a calender - sometimes you learn something useful at work! :)

    marion

    It'll be interesting to see if I ever worked with Julia!

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    1. I don't think you get points for inside knowledge, Marion!

      I'll be interested to find out if you worked together too.

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