A Hundred Gourds 4:1 December 2014

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by Matthew Caretti – USA


We quarrel about the day. The year. The verity of our nuptials. The waiter interrupts.

out of season
just deserts

just deserts – “deserts” here is the plural of desert, meaning "that which one deserves." "Desert" is now archaic and rarely used outside this phrase. The spelling “desserts” is non-standard. It is sometimes used as a pun. (

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