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Jul 2 2009   8:04PM GMT

Which is correct — just deserts or just desserts?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

typing Which is correct?
Some people fear that robots will get out of hand and suggest that we’ll get our just _______ because we allowed it to happen.
a. deserts
b. desserts

Answer: a

Explanation: We`re not getting cake. Desert, in this context, is a form of the word deserve.

Fun with Words provides more examples of commonly confused words.

Back to that robots issue … if you want to ensure your survival in the likely event of a robot apocalypse, try my quiz, The robots are coming!

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