Today in the San Jose Mercury News reporter Margaret Lavin reported that when Facebook gave mini-tablets to some elementary school kids, “the excitement was palatable.” Unlike her writing. She meant palpable. That’s the second time I’ve done an ignorant newsy post involving that word. (See the Chris Jansing edition.) What’s so confusing about it? Doctors palpate for tumors and such, so the root is rather well-known.