Thursday, 23 June 2011

Baited or Bated?

In the 11th May Mailbox, Rosemary Danson of Wigston wrote about seeing Russell Watson at De Montfort Hall. She concluded with "Come back soon Russell we'll be waiting with baited breath!"

The Mercury headline for the letter repeated the "baited breath".

This was noted by Christopher Deavin of Shackerstone in a letter to Mailbox on 17 May when he wrote: Breath is not "baited" - it is "bated". I can excuse the letter writer but not your headline.

Good spot Christopher but don't hold your breath for any improvements...

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