Just des(s)erts

We all know what it means, but a lot of people are unsure about whether to use “just deserts” or “just desserts”.

This is a thorough post about a confusing phrase: just des(s)erts.

And once you know which word you want, then you might hesitate about the spelling. This is easy. The double s in dessert stands for “sweet stuff”, which is always found in a pudding, but is much harder to find in a hot dry place.

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I am a freelance editor and proofreader, working with a wide range of clients from large companies to individuals. I can help you to communicate clearly by carrying out a final check, or by suggesting ideas get your message over. I also have a sideline in textiles, as The Rainbow Angel.
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