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Monday, July 7, 2008

Criminal Sentence 50: Palette or Palate? (Or Pallet?)

From a Web site about Wimbledon:

"It was like a palette-cleansing sorbet."

This sentence suggests that a paint tray had something to do with this scenario. The writer meant "palate."

I've often seen the words palette (paint tray), palate (used for tasting) and pallet (wooden crates or a makeshift bed) confused.

Try to remember the right spelling you need!

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