Sunday, 24 April 2011

Breathe In?

It's all in the spelling... Suddenly, 'bated breath' can conjure a different picture for anybody who can't spell, or even read a dictionary!

I found my doodle cartoon in a folder this morning, and realised I could use it to write a caption in 160 characters, which is Monkey Man's Sunday challenge...

18 comments:

  1. A humorous 160 Jinksy!
    lolsss

    Wishing you a nice Sunday.. :)

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  2. very common misspelling, that, Jinksy - think I might have made it myself in the past. Shall not do so in the future.

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  3. OMG! My 160 was about bad spelling today. How funny is that. Love the picture.

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  4. Love it !
    But " Bated breath " wouldn't even begin to describe it if someone were holding a tail-flapping goldfish over my mouth !!

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  5. I just love word play. This appeals on so many levels - humor topping the list. Thanks for playing along with the Sunday 160.

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  6. That's funny and humorous! :D

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  7. This is a great cartoon. You have a talent for words, using them, finding them, mixing them up. Thanks for the smile.

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  8. Like the image. I wrote a poem 'With Bated Breath'
    http://scribbleandedit.blogspot.com/2010/08/not-everyones-cup-of-tea.html :O)

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  9. ha - fishy indeed...fishy and clever..

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  10. Very clever--enjoyed this very much.

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  11. I love it! I love the phrase "bated breath" (& have used it in a poem so I have to keep reminding myself not to use it again).

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  12. Pen, I think you have given the term the unpleasant logical meaning which it deserves! Well done :-( - Dave

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  13. It's not that they can't spell, Jinksy! They think, without thinking of course, that the expression is "baited breath" Breath that smells of worms, or dead flies or something. "Begs the question" similarly is never now used correctly and has come to mean no more than "invites (or suggests) the (following) question." Our beautiful language is dying on its feet.

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  14. Doc- I am probably guilty of helping to kill it! But at least I do it out of love and enthusiasm for the glorious words we've inherited from the past.

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