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Palette v. Pallet v. Palate

I have been seeing these words a lot lately at Instagram... generally incorrectly used. I know it can be confusing because they are all pronounced the same (they are homophones*), but these words are not interchangeable. Each has its own spelling and meaning. Here's a quick reference guide:


*An earlier version of this post incorrectly described these words as homonyms... which I attribute to writing at 11:40pm and think is pretty hilarious considering the content.