CS Sealey

New Zealand-based sub-editor, writer and author

The difference between barrister and barista

Do you drink coffee? I personally don’t, but I’d be very surprised if my coffee was prepared by a barrister! While most people out there would know the difference between a barrister and barista, when it comes down to spelling, they might not be so confident.

barrister (noun)—a lawyer specialising in courtroom advocacy

‘My solicitor found me an excellent barrister to help with the court case.’

barista (noun)—a person who prepares coffee and other such drinks

George was pleased to see his favourite barista working at the cafe that morning. He knew his coffee was going to be grand.

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