Tuesday, January 11, 2011
FrugalGardener: Plant Tags as Bookmarks
After noting important information from the plastic tag of a newly purchased plant, I sometimes use the tag as a bookmark.
Recently, though, I had a very sad thought: people who buy an ebook and read it on a Kindle or similar electronic reader can’t use a colorful plant tag as a bookmark. They’ll not experience pleasant gardening memories when they remove a plant tag at the page where a chapter begins. They’ll not wonder why they’re wandering in the kitchen and looking for a blueberry muffin to snack on.
Sad thought indeed. I think I’ll continue buying “old fashioned” books in which I can place real bookmarks. How frugally quaint, but those ground-up trees don’t ever need recharging, and you can pass them on to a friend to read after you’ve enjoyed them or give them to a charity for recycling.
For curious readers, despite the book cover in the posted photo, I am a grammarphile, not a grammarphobe. I also smile at my own, spell-check’s, and other writers’ misspellings, such as the recent Internet news story by a Baltimore TV station calling the clients of physicians “patiants.”
So logical, I thought as I smiled, so wye knot? It could have been “patience.”
But back to “grammarphile” and “grammarphobe.” Do you fit yourself into one of those classifications? And why?