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:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Just have to misspell it correctly now, right?

Christine Howe said...

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

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

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.

Suzanne Furness said...

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

Frances Garrood said...

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!

Patsy said...

That's all there is too it, Alex.

Patsy said...

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

Patsy said...

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

Patsy said...

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

Patsy said...

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

Nicola said...

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.

Keith Havers said...

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

Wendy's Writing said...

... or a herbal remedy to heal wounds.

Chrys Fey said...

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

Rosemary Gemmell said...

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

L said...

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

Oscar said...

Calendar calender colander cholesterol. What's the difference?

Julia Hones said...

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

Julia said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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

marion

Anonymous said...

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!

Patsy said...

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

Patsy said...

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

Patsy said...

One used by Marigold in England, Wendy?

Patsy said...

I KNOW I have, Chrys!

Patsy said...

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

Patsy said...

You do now, Linda!

Patsy said...

Not a lot if you type too fast, Oscar.

Patsy said...

Glad to have added to your education, Julia.

Patsy said...

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

Patsy said...

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

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

Julia Hones said...

No, that was not me.

Julia said...

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