What’s the difference between a tart and a torte?
For that matter, what’s the difference between torte-with-an-e and tort-without-an-e? Are they all edible?
Let’s see if we can straighten out the confusion.
A tart is an open pastry containing a filling. A torte is a multi-layered cake-like confection. They’re both edible (and extremely tasty—see recipe for Lemon Almond Tart below).
Tort is a legal term referring to a wrongful act or infringement of a right. You could try to eat the paper a tort was described on, but I wouldn’t recommend it!
But we’re not quite finished unpacking the meanings of these similar-sounding words.
A tart can also refer to a promiscuous woman: one who has had many sexual partners. A woman others would look down on. A woman polite society might consider to be “loose.”
But we should be careful before we slap anyone with a label such as this. We never know how God might use them.Read more