I was training a group from a local law firm last month and we were discussing spelling. We weren’t scheduled to cover spelling but it’s amazing how it always comes up.

One of the delegates said she could never remember how to spell that thing we’ll all be buying soon for next year – is it calender or calendar?

Followers of this blog will know that I am a big fan of mnemonics – little memory devices – as these can help you remember how to spell the words that catch you out.  With this word, the difficulty is remembering that the penultimate letter is an ‘a’.  So, as I pointed out, you just need to remember that buying a calendAr is an Annual event and you’ll never get it wrong again.