palate vs. palette

as a personal fan of such gems as “funner”/”funnest” and “I’m doing good,” I hate to go all grammar nazi on everyone, but beer advocates and bloggers alike should take note, as this is abused all too often:


Your “palate” is the roof of your mouth, and by extension, your sense of taste. A “palette” is the flat board an artist mixes paint on (or by extension, a range of colors). A “pallet” is either a bed (now rare) or a flat platform onto which goods are loaded. (

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