Friday, June 1, 2007

Fun with Orthography

A brief lesson regarding homophones.

No, they're not gay telephones. Homophones are words that sound the same but are spelled differently.

I bring this up only because, in the past 24 hour period, I've seen this on two different blogs: Bully's, who gets a pass because he's a cute li'l stuffed bull, and Penny Arcade, who get no such mercy because Tycho should know better.

A palette is either a range of colors, or the board on which artists mix their paints.

A pallet, also known as a skid, is the platform upon which cargo is stacked for transport or storage.

The palate is the roof of your mouth. When used by gourmets, your palate refers to the feel and taste of food and/or wine in your mouth.

Thus endeth the lesson.


  1. Funny, I read that same error two seconds before clicking the link to this blog.

  2. I am rightfully and suitably chastised. (Hangs my head in shame, goes away to go to bed without any candy beans, sniffling.)

  3. Call me when you do Fun with Orthopedics.

  4. Aww, Bully, I told you it was okay! You're the smartest li'l stuffed bull I've ever met!

    *gives Bully cuddly snuggles and candy beans*


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