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in wishing that people should ...

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HappyAgainOneDay Sun 11-Jan-15 08:12:58

...use 'lie' and 'lying' instead of 'lay' and 'laying'? If someone says, "I'm laying in bed", I want to ask him / her, "How many eggs are you planning?"

I lie in bed
I'm lying in bed
I lay in bed yesterday
I laid our dog to rest
I had lain in bed for ages

I lie to friends to get out of a date
I was lying to friends to get out of a date
I lied yesterday
I had lied to friends to get out of a date

Are people not taught any more?

BathshebaDarkstone Sun 11-Jan-15 08:16:17

I always use it correctly, but I can't say it annoys me. I know someone who shouts "different from " at the TV. As if they can hear him. grin

MissPenelopeLumawoo2 Sun 11-Jan-15 08:26:49

Round here they say 'led in bed'. It makes me twitch. YANBU

Shodan Sun 11-Jan-15 08:46:12


And this is why I will never buy a bed from Layezee...

wowfudge Sun 11-Jan-15 08:52:03

Ooh - I do the 'different from' shout! And I hate it when people say 'less' when they mean 'fewer'. DP did all these things, but has cottoned on to fewer being correct in situations where he would have said less in the past.

I think 'lay' is sometimes a dialect thing too. YADNBU. Snow Patrol's 'Chasing Cars' really irritates me because of it's use of 'lay'.

LuisSuarezTeeth Sun 11-Jan-15 08:53:11

But your title is all wrong too!

In wishing - I wish
People should - people would


Fnar fnar fnar

Andrewofgg Sun 11-Jan-15 09:23:00

Different from, than, to, are all correct.

If someone says I laid in bed the answer is Who with and was it a good lay?

ChippingInLatteLover Sun 11-Jan-15 09:28:41

Glass houses.

Azquilith Sun 11-Jan-15 09:33:18

Would not should

Just saying

HappyAgainOneDay Sun 11-Jan-15 15:21:10

Luis The question was AIBU... wishing...

Andrew In the UK, the correct way is 'different from'. Americanese is 'different than'. 'To is relevant in 'similar to'.

I'll add 'compare with' here as well. It's not 'compare to'.

I'll acquiesce to the 'would' not 'should'. I'll put that down to a typo grin.

LuisSuarezTeeth Sun 11-Jan-15 16:12:19

Am I being unreasonable in wishing...


Am I being unreasonable to wish is better though grin

I quite like the idea of laying eggs though.

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