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Thursday, February 01, 2007

Time out for diction

As long as going through my press releases is making me cranky, allow me one of those rants that writers, editors and English teachers occasionally have to let loose . .

No one, least of all people who work for PR agencies, seems to know the difference between the words palate and palette these days. There's been a rash of people just recently telling me that they have foods that will please my palette.

The palate is the top of your mouth, and is metaphorically meant to mean your taste (People once thought that's how we tasted things, though we now know it's our tongues)
A palette is the board that artists put dabs of paint on while they're painting, and is metaphorically meant to to mean a range of choices.

So you can choose from a palette of tastes and put them together in a dish that pleases your palate.

Spell Check can only do so much. . . .


at 2:38 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

More like "time out for condescension"

at 9:11 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

While you're at it, let's teach them the difference between you're/your & they're/their...

at 6:38 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

And, there is a hard palate and a soft palate. I wonder which is referred to in the pleasing of...

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