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Why do so many people say LED instead of LAID

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Reality16 Wed 21-Dec-16 16:35:30

Just that really.

She led on the bed!! No she fucking laid on it.

But it seems really bloody common :/

MyDarlingWhatIfYouFly Wed 21-Dec-16 16:50:46

I'd say she lay on the bed.

But I'd also say she was laid on the bed, rather than led.

It's in the "could of" category - coming into common language. I bet in a few years "could of" "should of" etc will become acceptable due to common use *shudders

WellErrr Wed 21-Dec-16 16:51:20

I've never seen that one!

everythingis Wed 21-Dec-16 16:54:04

You lay eggs

Reality16 Wed 21-Dec-16 16:58:19

You lay eggs urm yes. But that's nothing to do with people using led instead of laid confused

'I am cosied up led on the sofa' 'she was led down' 'the dog is led on the floor'

Freshprincess Wed 21-Dec-16 17:09:17

That makes no sense to me. Must be a regional thing, because no one would say it here (Nw)

MummyStep123 Wed 21-Dec-16 17:10:56

Yep freshprincess, agree must be reigional never heard it where I am (NE Scotland)

Idratherhaveacupoftea Wed 21-Dec-16 17:12:20

No, I've never heard that. S.E. London.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 21-Dec-16 17:12:35

Never heard it here (South east)

RoscoPColtrane Wed 21-Dec-16 17:15:44

Often heard here in Bath so maybe a Somerset thing?

iklboodolphRedNoseReindeer Wed 21-Dec-16 17:16:00

Never heard it here in Manchester. Mind you, I've not spoken to everyone grin

NerrSnerr Wed 21-Dec-16 17:16:30

They say it in Gloucester, think it's a dialect thing.

chemenger Wed 21-Dec-16 17:16:51

Never heard it, east coast Scotland.

deliciousMOISTturkey Wed 21-Dec-16 17:17:37

South West.

whyohwhy000 Wed 21-Dec-16 17:22:31

But "she laid on the bed" is incorrect. "Laid" has to be used with an object (I lay the book down on the table).

I lie down. I lay down (past).

I lay down [insert object name]. I laid down [insert object name].

Greenifer Wed 21-Dec-16 17:24:58

'I am cosied up led on the sofa' 'she was led down' 'the dog is led on the floor'

I wouldn't say laid in any of these sentences. I'd say lying.

Reality16 Wed 21-Dec-16 17:26:23

Ok fair point, tbh I would say lying down. It's not led though.

Pseudonym99 Sun 26-Mar-17 08:57:26

Never heard it here. Must be where you live, OP.

lizzyj4 Sun 26-Mar-17 09:04:25

It's a Yorksh're thing innit... I remember this from growing up in Yorkshire. I'm another one voting for 'lay': 'The dog lay on the floor' (or ...'is laying on the floor'. If someone else puts it there then '.. is laid on the floor').

SoupDragon Sun 26-Mar-17 09:05:30

I've never ever heard anyone say this (South London)

kingscrossnoodle Sun 26-Mar-17 09:06:59

Never heard it here. Must be where you live, OP it may be geographical, but it's not local to me. It's certainly all over forums etc so I thought it was more widespread. It does seem to be more English than Scottish.

'I wasn't feeling well so I led down' WTF confused

kingscrossnoodle Sun 26-Mar-17 09:07:42

I've never ever heard anyone say this (South London but as a regular forum members you must have seen it written?

PuntCuffin Sun 26-Mar-17 09:12:56

Much like people who say 'I was sat down' instead of 'I was sitting down'.

I always have to suppress the urge to correct them.

kingscrossnoodle Sun 26-Mar-17 09:21:03

No because that would mypreviouserror the laid/lay thing. LED is an entirely different word coming from lead. To lead a horse becomes I led the horse. No connections with lay/laid/laying

cocoaonebum Sun 26-Mar-17 09:26:20

I live in SE. I've only every heard this from DH's family - who are from Bath. So I think it's very much regional

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