doughnut; donut. The first spelling, which is more common, is preferred because it retains the name of the main ingredient (though on this rationale it might be aptly renamed sugarnut or oilnut). Donut–or, worse, do-nut–should be reserved for eatery names and advertising. (Garner 276)
espresso (= a specially prepared coffee through which steam is forced under high pressure) is so spelled–not *expresso. (318)
fondue (= a dish consisting of melted cheese or other hot liquid into which chunks of food are dipped) is the standard spelling. *Fondu is a variant. (364)
salmon is pronounced /sa-mǝn/, not /sal-mǝn/. But salmonella is pronounced with the –l-: /sal-mǝ-nel-ǝ/. (725)
yogurt; *yoghurt. The Turkish loanword yogurt (= a thick cultured dairy product) is so spelled. *Yoghurt, a variant spelling common (but not dominant) in BrE, is rare in AmE. In fact, yogurt is more than 200 times as common as *yoghurt in American print sources. *Yoghourt and *yogourt are likewise variant spellings best avoided. (874)
Invariably inferior words and phrases are marked with an asterisk (*). (almost every odd-numbered page)
Less useful than usual, I know. I’ve got food on my mind. And therefore Liz. But now I’m going to pick out a Disney film for Zach and I to watch. Too bad there’s no Bond or Indiana Jones marathon on TNT. Not that we have a telly (or, TV) to watch it on.