Karats is gold; carats is diamonds

I think the author of this snippet from Yahoo! Personals was thinking about diamonds, but was weighing in on gold:

A karat is used to measure the fineness of gold. The word the writer wants is carat — the unit of measure for diamonds. A 4-karat ring would be about 16% pure gold, but a 4-carat ring would be a rock.

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2 Responses to “Karats is gold; carats is diamonds”

  1. Professor Plum Says:

    I suppose we should be glad they’re at least in the ballpark (it is Shine, after all) and not writing about carrots.


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