Thursday, August 05, 2004

A Colorful Sense of Taste

Page 120 of Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris:
I'm worrying the thick gold braids decorating my sleeves when the waiter presents us with what he calls "a little something to amuse the palette."
It is the palate that senses taste. A palette is something a painter uses, and it is probably seldom amused.