They deserted the dessert tray while dining in the desert known as San Diego.
The hostess was not amused because she had gone to a lot of trouble and expense to have things that were both attractive and low-calorie.
Desert (verb)-someone who abandons a person, location, or organization in a manner considered disloyal or treacherous
Desert (noun)-region with 9.75 inches of annual precipitation so that it has sparse or widespread vegetation.
Dessert (noun)–sweet course served at the end of the meal.
Attendees at the Military Libraries Workshop in Richmond a few years ago also frowned on the deserters who parked themselves at the desert table and started chowing down before most of the hungry had had a chance to get through the buffet line. Those particular deserters refused to abandon their post despite poisonous stares from the other conference goers.
When most people think about a desert, they think about heat. But it is precipitation, not temperature, that defines a desert. Technically, Antartica is a desert. So is most of southern California, though the meteorologists speak of the coast, the inland valleys, the mountains, and the desert as four different climate zones.
Dessert is a lovely thought at the end of the meal. It can be sweets, a cheese plate, fruit, coffee or tea, and even an after dinner drink. Does an after dinner cigar qualify as dessert?
Are you a desserter or a deserter? Join in the conversation and share you favorite desert or dessert. Are you a sweet type of desert eater or do you prefer fruit and/or cheese?