Atanu Dey On India's Development

Eggcorn and Just Desserts

Thanks to all who wrote in with the suggestion that it should be “just desserts” and not “just deserts” as I had written in “Just Deserts for Mr Dutt.” Actually, it is “just deserts” and “just desserts” is an eggcorn.

  • http://acorn.nationalinterest.in Nitin

    Atanu,

    Being one of those who thought it was just desserts, how appropriate it is that the term for it should be eggcorn.

    Enough to keep me amused today.

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