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Foreign word? Use an apostrophe!

Alden writes:

I think that we should just go ahead and add a new definitive use for apostrophes: to indicate “this word is foreign, but I’m not quite sure how to spell it, if I should use an accent, or which accent exactly I’d have to use.” This covers treats like a’ la mode as well as this particularly unusual specimen I photographed in Indiana.

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  1. Anonymous says

    Not to mention…

    I think the correct spellings are “ganache” and “Ghirardelli.”

    And shouldn’t that be “whipped” cream? I could be wrong, but I think “whipping” cream is what you call it when it’s still liquid cream (unless they’re serving it with cream drizzled over it, then I stand corrected).

  2. Mighty Red Pen says

    Even that would be more appealing than the “cow pie dessert” listed further down the menu . . .

  3. Anonymous says

    At least it’s desserts, not deserts!

  4. Blue says

    I agree with anon about the spelling of the chocolate company.

  5. Brandi Ballard says

    Isn’t a cow pie something you find out in a pasture. At least that’s what my Mom calls them. Mmm mmm cow pies. Thems er good eatin.

  6. Tom says

    Not to mention that in Italian “torte” is the plural for torta, ie. cake. Quite sure they meant to use the singular.



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