Then again, Shakespeare never was much of a scientist

May 11, 2008 in Quotes

With reference to a New Scientist article:

From: xxxxxxx
Date: Sun, May 11, 2008 at 8:20 PM
Subject: New Scientist Feedback 10 May 2008


In closing your piece (New Scientist 10 May 2008) on Russ Andrews commissioning a research scientist to provide evidence supportive of his claims regarding mains power cables, you state that you "wait for this evidence with baited breath." It is most fortunate that you have chosen to bait your breath with some, I suppose, evidence-attracting lure rather than bating your breath which would, instead, leave you quite oxygen deprived, given the infinite wait you may have to endure waiting for Mr. Andrews' proof of concept. As but a humble speaker of American English, I am surprised that, in the country where Shakespeare's Shylock first spoke the words, "With bated breath and whisp'ring humbleness", the New Scientist has chosen to cast such a spelling.


And you wonder why I say such random things...

(edit: looks like the digital version has been corrected)

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