"If your email contains multiple messages number your points to ensure they are all read. In this way, you let your recipient delete, respond, file, or forward each item individually. Moreover, in order to keep your message readable, use stone lard capitalization and spelling, skip a line between two paragraphs, and don't type in all capital letters."

From the ILI English series, Advanced 3, student's book, sixth edition, page 120

I can not understand what 'stone lard' means in this context. Can anyone help?

Please give me references for your answers too.

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    This looks to me like a scan of "standard" badly interpreted by software. – StoneyB Feb 20 '18 at 16:56
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    Hello, Lara. It would be helpful to know where this was found. StoneyB's guess is probably correct, but more information is needed. If it is purely poor computer recognition / reproduction, it's off-topic. – Edwin Ashworth Feb 20 '18 at 17:08
  • @EdwinAshworth sir it is printed rightly.this sentence is in my text book and it is repeated twice so I don't think it is wrong.and I wrote that word in a correct way. – Lara Feb 20 '18 at 17:30
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    If you don't link to the textbook and give the sentences on either side, I'm afraid I'll have to close-vote on 'what you're asking isn't sufficiently clear' grounds. / The only reference I can find is on Yahoo Ans's where 'Well seems like nonsense to me. Never heard of stone lard. The [phrase] does not exist even on the web let alone the popular dictionaries!' and 'Maybe someone meant "standard" but spelled it incorrectly and accepted a dodgy alternative from the spell checker.' are offered. This is an error in your book. – Edwin Ashworth Feb 20 '18 at 17:54
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because OP has failed to check for other sources, some of which sources use 'standard' here. – Edwin Ashworth Feb 20 '18 at 23:12

The phrase "stone lard" is supposed to be "standard".

"Stone lard capitalization" is not a thing. This could be the result from OCR of scanned text, a machine translation of spoken language, or maybe a careless automatic spell check correction. Unless you ask the author of the text, you will likely never know what caused the error, but the author might also not know. But this is, indeed, an error.

I am a native American English speaker, and can confidently say that this usage would not be recognized by other native American English speakers.

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