Sherbert vs. Sherbet vs. Sorbet
Wrong: Would you like some sherbert for dessert?
Right: Would you like some sherbet for dessert?
Sherbet is a frozen concoction made of fruit and/or fruit juice, with gelatin, egg white, or milk added. Sherbert is simply a misspelling and mispronunciation of sherbet. (Note: In
Criterias vs. Criteria
Wrong: We use different criterias to help us decide.
Right: We use different criteria to help us decide.
Criterias is essentially a double plural, given that criteria (standards, rules or tests by which a decision can be made) is the plural of criterion. (“We have only one criterion: quality.”)
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