October 6th, 2008

  • rigel_7

ANSWER: Bated and Baited

mercy_slays asks: What's the difference between "bated" and "baited"?

Tony waited for Abby's results with baited breath.


With what? Worms?

I have to admit, that every time I see this very common error, I quietly dissolve into giggles at the thought of the character reeling salmon out of the ether with their tongue.

But why is it "bated"? And where should you use "baited"?

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