Don’t bother wondering why the folks at yahoo.com don’t use a spell-checker. They don’t see the need. But we do:
Is your sense of taste so unusual that you’d describe it as a “stray random palate”? Or is it the roof of your mouth that’s a really weird palate? I’m trying to picture what the writer for Yahoo! DIY meant and how anyone could transform their palate into a holiday keepsake. The image is not pretty:
So, I was willing to overlook the random palate, and accept that it was a random typo — until I saw the instructions from making that Christmas tree:
I never, ever thought that there were people who didn’t know the difference between a palate and a pallet. But that was before I started reading Yahoo!.