Things We Say Today Which We Owe to Shakespeare Meme…

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    • He most likely wrote it as ‘bated’ and not ‘baited’ in ‘The Merchant of Venice’ but in ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’ there is a line that reads ‘the whole common room listened with baited breath’ so that one got by the proof-reader. It seems there’s been confusion over the spelling of this word for many decades. In 1933, Geoffrey Taylor used this confusion to write his witty poem, ‘Cruel, Clever Cat’ 😉

      Sally, having swallowed cheese
      Directs down holes the scented breeze
      Enticing thus with baited breath
      Nice mice to an untimely death.

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