Onto the point.
It's maddening that some people don't know the difference between "stationery" and "stationary". Sure, it's a common mistake. But merchants who offer paper goods or letterpress wares and use the term "stationary" to describe their products is kind of embarrassing.
While I'm at it, there's the frequent confusion around debossing and embossing. Those who interchange the two words, can stop now. Debossing is when an image is pushed below the level of the paper, creating a lowered area. Embossing is the opposite, the image is pushed above, creating a raised area. This may be considered nit-picking on my part by even talking about the issue, but wouldn't you want your printer to know the difference?
Okay, one more.
Letterpress is not a verb. Cardstock is printed with a letterpress or with a hand-press. When I see or hear "letterpressed" or "letterpressing" I just have to go to my happy place.
An excerpt taken from Briar Press written by a member whom I share similar thoughts with:
"...we are more than willing to share our years of experience with the newbies. After all we would like someone to carry on our trade customs and traditions dating back to the days of Gutenberg, Faust, Caslon, and others. But it would be nice for the newbie to read a few books, check out the many websites on letterpress printing, visit a letterpress shop in your area…and take an initiative to learn the terminology and practices used in the trade... “Letterpressing’” and the use of “printer” instead of “press” is an indication of the writer’s lack of study of the trade. Again, us old timers are more than glad to share our knowledge and expertise, but it would be nice if the beginners would take the first step."NB: It seems that some have taken this post and my hang ups personally. For those of you who didn't, thank you for the comments and emails.