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Re: off-topic - bated breath

>"Waiting with baited breath" is a joke derived from the old adage "waiting
>with bated breath." To bate meant either to restrain, check or, sometimes,
>to flutter. So waiting with bated breath meant holding one's breath.
>Waiting with baited breath, on the other hand, meant having eaten something
>smelly intended variously to attract or repel a conversation partner.

	If one has to choose between holding one's breath for six weeks (G)
	or eating garlic or aged cheese, I'll opt for the latter. I repel
	a lot of folks with my conversation anyway. :-((

	Ellen Gallagher    e_galla@moose.ncia.net

Ellen Gallagher						"I yam what I yam!"
e_galla@moose.ncia.net					      Popeye
Lancaster, New Hampshire, USA
USDA Zone 3

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