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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:19 PM
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New Freeperism alert: "baited breath" for "bated breath"
To: i_dont_chat
There are people out there who know the truth and the truth will come out.

You bet your backside there are folks in the know!! My bet is PUTIN,CHAVEZ,IMMANUTJOB, CHINA and every enemy of the United States knows the truth and are waiting with baited breath to blackmail our POTUS ELECT.

25 posted on Friday, December 05, 2008 8:56:55 PM by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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I know "bait" is listed as a variant of "bate" in the OED but I still think it is an ignorant usage if one considers the meaning of the words.
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:23 PM
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1. Stocking Freepers are you?
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Cobalt-60 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:29 AM
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11. I couldn't recommend that
There's not the demand there once was.
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:26 PM
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2. What country is Mr. China the leader of?
Anyway, "baited breath" is a very common mistake, like "tow the line," "bellweather," and "low and behold." More irritating than amusing.
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:03 AM
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8. Christine O'Donnell, who was Biden's senate opponent here in DE....

Has campaign materials accusing Barack Obama of "cow towing to foreign leaders".

Those leaders must have been impressed... like... "Hey, look, here comes Barack Obama and he's bringing a cow with him."

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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:27 AM
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10. Hey, I'm all for a return to undeveloped-society gifting protocol.
Edited on Sat Dec-06-08 12:27 AM by Occam Bandage
"Mr. Putin, I understand our countries have had their differences in the past, and that you take our deployment of a missile defense shield to be an unacceptably aggressive action. We understand your concerns, and offer a gift of two hundred thousand prize cows, along with my oldest daughter, as a sign of goodwill and a marker of everlasting peace. Please take this cow, here, in a ceremonial acceptance for the cameras."
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:33 AM
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13. Had the same thought...

With enough camels and goats, towing them to the middle east might go a long way toward solving some real problems.
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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 07:33 AM
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17. In Soviet Russia, cow tows you!
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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 10:23 AM
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20. LOL!
There's a good one.
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SoxFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 11:20 AM
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25. Cow towing
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ashling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:27 PM
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3. Obviously you have never been that close to one
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 10:30 PM by ashling
Baited breath is probably appropriate ...

at least its more concise than
strong enough to knock a buzzard off a shitwagon at 20 paces breath



:rofl:
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CoffeeCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:30 PM
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4. The cure for "baited breath"...
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catnhatnh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:45 PM
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5. I am waiting with bated breath.....
...for the simple explanation...Which is that "bated" breath is an old english shortcut to "abated" breath....meaning that when eagerly awaiting something you might tend to "hold your breath". Baited breath refers to either the most serious anchovy pizza ever known or a tendency for ones breath to smell like rotting mackerel:see lobster bait...
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:56 PM
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6. Meanwhile, the economy is in TATERS!
:o
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:32 AM
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12. It's ciaos!
lol
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 09:39 AM
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18. And those silly freepers are casting asparagus again!! SERIESLY!!
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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 11:12 AM
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23. LOLOL!
Idaho's going BOOM!
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 11:18 AM
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24. Your preeching to the quier:)
I'm series!
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Ishoutandscream2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 10:47 PM
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30. Shattered, shattered
Edited on Sat Dec-06-08 10:48 PM by Ishoutandscream2
Shadoobie.

I know, "shattered" doesn't rhyme with "taters," but I had to do it.
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zehnkatzen Donating Member (769 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 10:42 AM
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36. Oh Boy!!! 'Cause, mmmmmm, taters! B-) n/t
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Whisp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:59 PM
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7. breath so raunch you can stick a hook in it.
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:15 AM
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9. Following in their leader's footsteps?
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JimGinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:37 AM
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14. I Wonder If "Baited Breath" Has Something To Do With Sushi?



:evilgrin:




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camera obscura Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:38 AM
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15. It's enough to make you wanna emulate yourself!
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TrogL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 02:31 AM
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16. Craftygal says that's what my breath smells like when I've been eating pickled herring
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jrtesq Donating Member (12 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 09:46 AM
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19. Freepers wouldn't even make good chum n/t
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 10:42 AM
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21. Kind of o/t, but I read on their site that the only reason Obama chose Hillary for SoS is because
she must have something "really big" on him-like the truth about his birth certificate. :D
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 10:58 AM
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22. My Mom would fit in real well with that crowd. One Sunday, when I was in
Edited on Sat Dec-06-08 10:58 AM by acmavm
third grade at St. John's Catholic Grade School on 25th & California Street (now gone), I got knuckled on the head during Mass (we had to attend with our class every Sunday) because of something my Mom said to someone (obviously one of my brothers) in frustration while trying to get us out the door. I think it was my brother John who was messing with her (he hated Mass) and finally she got so pissed off she told him that he was

"as useless as tits on a board"

Oh well, that gave me the giggles to this day. When I think back to that incident, I start giggling again. Just picture that in your mind.
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 11:21 AM
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27. Are you sure she didn't say: "As uselss as tits on a boar?"
That would make more sense ... A male pig (boar) wouldn't be able to suckle the piglets.

Sounds like one of those old timey sayings that originated in our agrarian past.

:shrug:
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 10:22 AM
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34. Nope, I know she didn't. Because I KNEW what the correct saying was.
But all through Mass all I could picture was two big mammaries nailed to a 2 x 4.
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 01:54 PM
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39. Okay ... That IS funny.
:D
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whistler162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 11:20 AM
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26. Only problem I see is no extra T in batted....
batted breath... breath so bad that it will knock you over as if it was a bat! Probably accurate for some Freepers!

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Piperay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 09:34 PM
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28. Freepers "hurd" that somewhere. nt
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anigbrowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 10:18 PM
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29. Regrettably a widespread spelling error. Seen it here too.
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ecstatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 10:31 AM
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35. I've never typed that expression before...
or even seen it written anywhere. I can't say for sure that I wouldn't have had an issue with it too if I did attempt to use it.

I don't think bait/bate is a good enough freeperism!!
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spoony Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 03:32 AM
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31. Egg-corns!
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 03:43 AM
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32. That's one I might have missed
:shrug:
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 07:46 AM
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33. I've seen that one on here and IRL, so I can't mock them too much
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HCE SuiGeneris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 10:42 AM
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37. Their ingrant.
:9
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and-justice-for-all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 11:25 AM
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38. ...
:eyes: :crazy:
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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 03:34 PM
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40. Unless you're making a dreadful pun about the Diet of Worms, of course. n/t
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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 05:09 PM
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41. Just today, I saw GOGGLE (for google) and VIRILE (for viral)!! n/t
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