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- n. Common misspelling of just deserts.
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Former NYT managing editor Gerald Boyd lost his job after the Jayson Blair scandal, which could be interpreted either as just desserts for snoozing while Blair fucked up the paper, or as an unjustified bit of scapegoating-made worse by the fact that Boyd was black, and the NYT wasn't exactly swarming with minority execs at the time (or ever!).
“And maybe … maybe you could do a novel-menu restaurant … foods from fiction … sandwiches from Lawrence Sanders murder mysteries, just desserts from Nora Ephron’s Heartburn.