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Why do so many people say LED instead of LAID

39 replies

Reality16 · 21/12/2016 16:35

Just that really.

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

But it seems really bloody common :/

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MyDarlingWhatIfYouFly · 21/12/2016 16:50

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 · 21/12/2016 16:51

I've never seen that one!

everythingis · 21/12/2016 16:54

You lay eggs

Reality16 · 21/12/2016 16:58

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'

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Freshprincess · 21/12/2016 17:09

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

MummyStep123 · 21/12/2016 17:10

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

Idratherhaveacupoftea · 21/12/2016 17:12

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

ThroughThickAndThin01 · 21/12/2016 17:12

Never heard it here (South east)

RoscoPColtrane · 21/12/2016 17:15

Often heard here in Bath so maybe a Somerset thing?

iklboodolphRedNoseReindeer · 21/12/2016 17:16

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

NerrSnerr · 21/12/2016 17:16

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

chemenger · 21/12/2016 17:16

Never heard it, east coast Scotland.

deliciousMOISTturkey · 21/12/2016 17:17

South West.

whyohwhy000 · 21/12/2016 17:22

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 · 21/12/2016 17:24

'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 · 21/12/2016 17:26

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

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Pseudonym99 · 26/03/2017 08:57

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

lizzyj4 · 26/03/2017 09:04

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 · 26/03/2017 09:05

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

kingscrossnoodle · 26/03/2017 09:06

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 · 26/03/2017 09:07

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

PuntCuffin · 26/03/2017 09:12

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 · 26/03/2017 09:21

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 · 26/03/2017 09:26

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

StaggerLeee · 27/03/2017 23:57

OP I think you have good intentions however you have problems with lay/laid.

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