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Chris -- 2011-03-08
Richard Viguerie, in a June 9 interview on NPR, said that he had never seen “anger so deep and palatable” among conservatives who are disappointed in President Bush’s performance.
This morning my wife pointed out to me an example of this slip from a book she is reading – the author had used “palatable” in a context that required “palpable.”
Yeah, I recently heard this on an episode of “Chopped Champions”: “His stress is palatable in the room.” (Not sure I remembered the wording exactly accurately, but he did say “palatable” for “palpable”.) I think that’s the first time I’ve encountered that one.
But how about the other direction: “palpable” for “palatable”? Googling “palpable dish” yielded about a dozen unique hits, such as:
There was not one palpable dish along the entire trough line.
Despite trying almost everything on the buffet, i couldnt find a single palpable dish.
Then he went for the woman’s collum in the Journal, to see if he couldent use up some left ovars, making a dainty and palpable dish.