Feeling quizzical today?
Here’s a trio of terms that tend to trick the tongue and perplex the pen …
If you can’t match the following definitions with the words above, I have a fun exercise for you that I came up with so I can remember the spelling of each.
- a wooden bed or flat platform onto which goods are loaded
- the roof of your mouth or sense of taste
- a flat board an artist mixes paint on or a range of colors
Take a guess, and then scroll down to find out how I remember these rascally words.
Palate: the roof of your mouth or sense of taste
(spelled plate with an a added)
“My palate is best served when I use a plate.”
Pallet: a wooden bed or a flat platform onto which goods are loaded
(Ma Mallet and Pa Pallet are a team)
“Bring me that mallet so I can take apart this pallet.”
Palette: a flat board an artist mixes paint on or a range of colors
(pal-ette smacks of French, well, because it is)
“The French artist was mixing paints on a palette while wearing a French barette.”
Genius way to remember the differences! This really helps because I always have to look groups of words like this up in the dictionary.
Good morning Winnie! How are you?
Good morning Mary Jane. I am doing great. Did you get the information I sent Brian last week in an email that I will be in Idaho near Couer d’Alene July 24 and 25? Yep, plane ticket, lodging, and rental car all reserved and paid for so I am officially Idaho bound!!! Whoop!! I am hoping you have some business need to be at your store one of those two days so I could meet you!! Is there any chance?? I am so excited to be coming your way and very much looking forward to seeing your store!!
Let’s stay in touch and yes, I’ll be there one way or the other. Sooooooooo looking forward to meeting you in person.
Whoop!!! Whoop!!! That is fabulous!!! I want to meet you in person so much too!! It will be great fun. Shall I contact you through Brian’s email as we get into July?? I can be flexible as to which day would be best for you. Yippeeee!!!!!!
Yes, through Brian would be dandy.
I loved this exercise! Maybe now I will remember and spell check can take a hike! I think spell check has only one version.
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This was lots of fun and yes it made me put on my thinking cap for sure!!! Thank you
Thanks, Darlin’. I do so appreciate your awareness and respect for words, punctuation and diction in general. As a former English teacher, I look for the ease of a well-composed sentence and rest nicely when I read one. You’re a leader in a hundred different areas. Keep going!