just deserts--again

Victor aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Dec 19 18:50:56 UTC 2008

Last night, Josh Marshall commented on the Norm Coleman situation in a
post he titled "Just Desserts".


This generated some responses from readers:

[and follow-up responses:]

1.   P.S. Only one "s" in Just Deserts.

2.   Depends -
if he means a sweet something as a final course in a meal then it's
If it's a hot, dry, sandy landscape or to leave without intention of
returning then it's "desert"

3.   Hate to be pedantic but actually it doesn't:

4.   ...but what if you're skipping dinner and having "just
dessert"...or was it diner?

5.   Just deserts over there in Iraq. Just desserts on the menu there in


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