Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Every Misuse of "Lay" and "Lie" on Madmen

Ironic Sans: Mad Men Don't Lie

Via GrammarGirl on Twitter.


pattinase (abbott) said...

All the trouble started with the prayer,"Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep."
Or maybe it is lay in that case?

Bill Crider said...

It's correct in that case.

Deb said...

This has plagued me forever...and I have a degree in English and was a technical writer for years. Every time I think I finally have it straight, I make another lay/lie mistake. Perhaps it's a good thing I never wrote a romance novel, since a lot of laying and lying goes on in those books!

George said...

I'm dyslexic when it comes to lay and lie. Like, Deb, I've had this problem all of my life. My solution is to avoid the words lay and lie whenever possible.