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Oct. 19th, 2006

11:14 pm - How to get your "pal-its" straight

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palette: a board held by a painter for mixing paint on. Also, the range of colors used by the painter.
Mnemonic: Magritte used a palette.

pallet: a small portable platform for stacking and moving goods on.
Mnemonic: Pal, let me move this stack of boxes.

palate: the roof of the mouth. Also, the sense of taste.
Mnemonic: This plate of food will delight your palate.

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From:patcat
Date:October 20th, 2006 04:29 am (UTC)
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palet: the flap of red skin hanging below a turkey's beak.
Palaite: people from the area once known as Pala, near where the Hittites once lived.
paleate: covered in scales.
(Well, okay, the last two aren't pal-et words, but still...)
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From:nicodemusrat
Date:October 20th, 2006 04:06 pm (UTC)
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Palet: I thought that was a "wattle"? Or are there two words for it?
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:October 20th, 2006 09:03 pm (UTC)
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I can't find that meaning of "palet" in either my Random House dictionary, dictionary.com, or m-w.com. The first two define "palet" as a heraldry term for a narrow vertical band on a shield (half the width of a pale, which is a wide vertical band), and the third one doesn't have "palet" at all. Where'd you see that?
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From:patcat
Date:October 20th, 2006 09:25 pm (UTC)
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I got it from the Linux program 'dict', which uses the 1913 edition of Webster's. The second definition is:
(Zool.) A pendulous process of the skin on the throat of a bird, as in the turkey; a dewlap.
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From:deckardcanine
Date:October 20th, 2006 05:59 pm (UTC)
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I was unaware of the second word, since I never gave much thought to what to call those things. Thanks, KT.
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From:thecanuckguy
Date:October 21st, 2006 01:50 am (UTC)
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Hmmm, mayhaps I should take up painting. The second and third words resonate with me strongly: I used to work in a warehouse where I became quite familiar with pallets (I sitll remember it now, about 10 years later, even though it was only a two week job). Also, my son was born with a cleft palate (that's the one you can't see easily, to keep it straight), and he's gone through a lot of surgeries in his life (spent just under a third of it in hospital so far), he's made tremendous progress to eating like other two-year-olds, but still has a long road to hoe (and his hospital stays are be far from over), the term for what he was born with is Pierre Robin Sequence (middle word rhymes with Rodan) for those who want to do some Googling
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