We are now proud owners of an ice cream maker!  The recipe booklet has created a dialogue* about the pronunciations of “sorbet” and “sherbet.”  Why do we pronounce it as “sher-beRt” but don’t say “sor-beRt”?  Come over for sorbert and shorbay all summer long, dudes!  *   

*1 — That’s grad school jargon

*2 — I can’t believe how often I use “!” in my posts.  What am I — writing articles for an employee newsletter?*

*2a — What’s with the asterisks?  What am I —  The Misanthropic Review?