sherbert vs sherbet : Common Errors in English

About sherbert vs sherbet

The name for these icy desserts is derived from Turkish/Persian sorbet, but the R in the first syllable seems to seduce many speakers into adding one in the second, where it doesn’t belong. A California chain called “Herbert’s Sherbets” had me confused on this point for years when I was growing up.

sherbert Meaning(s)

  • (n) a frozen dessert made primarily of fruit juice and sugar, but also containing milk or egg-white or gelatin

sherbet Meaning(s)

  • (n) a frozen dessert made primarily of fruit juice and sugar, but also containing milk or egg-white or gelatin

sherbert in News

  • LEBOWITZ

    Herbert “Rhymes with Sherbert” Lebowitz, 91, of West Hartford, formerly of Pittsfield, Mass., died May 26. He was the husband of Sonia Nissenbaum Lebowitz. Raised in New York City, he... Read more »
    on June 8, 2013 Source: Jewish Ledger

sherbet in News

  • Sweeten summer with fruit sherbets

    Looking for a way to sweeten summer? Sherbets are an easy and perfect way to serve many of the summertime fruit that is coming into season.
    on June 17, 2013 Source: Fremont Tribune

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