Jeopardy Writers Misrepresent Poe

“Lay,” NOT “laid,” Jeopardy writers!
 
 
On the February 16, 2016 Jeopardy episode, one of the categories in Double Jeopardy was “Women in Poetry.” The $1200 clue references one of Poe’s poems:
Poe wrote that he laid “down by the side” of this maiden
“in her sepulchre there by the sea, in her tomb by the sounding sea.”
 
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Toilet Paper Ads, Then and Now

Not-so-classy British speaker
Every time a Cottonelle toilet paper ad comes on, I hit the remote, either to mute it or to change the channel. According to the usual US television trope, people who speak with a British accent are supposed to be classy.
Toilet paper ads have been with us since the early days of television.
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