Monday, September 24, 2007

Cheap Real Estate?

We found this in the paper today and initially thought it was a bargain on some sandy land:

Resort charges $14,500 for desert

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — This dessert may be a little too rich for you, but you're probably not rich enough for it. A Sri Lankan resort is charging $14,500 for what it calls the world's most expensive dessert, a fruit infused confection complete with a chocolate sculpture and a gigantic gemstone.
Apparently, though, it's food -- which reminds us of the excellent find Jonathan Caws-Elwitt sent:

"Breakfast was the usual bagel faire . . . "

Fare is food. Fair is, well, foul and vice versa. But faire? That's for people who run around in puffy balloon pants and shields on weekends.

Confuse these words, and you'll get your just deserts. You probably will not get a $14,500 dessert, alas.

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