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Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Coopa Cabana, Oct 30, 2010.
Which is correct:
1) My hen layed an egg.
2) My hen laid an egg.
Laid is correct. Layed is an old English alternative spelling for laid and is considered incorrect usage.
Quote:Thanx! I've seen it both ways so often - I thought maybe it was different in regards to laying an egg. I know the proper usage to say someone "laid" down to rest, etc.
I've been thinking about ordering some customized egg carton labels, and just wanted to get it right!
(Or maybe I'm just reading too many old poultry books published in the UK!)
the reason I use the old english version is the bad association of the way the new spelling is currently used in place of the generally accepted word.
^Yup, there's that... hardly helps when trying to explain to people that you don't need a Roo in order for a hen to lay either.
That's what I've been thinking - putting "Laid with Love" on an egg carton seems somehow, well, inappropriate.
Oh MAN... if you do that PLEASE send me one... I just have to see the look on my MIL's face.
I'm picturing something like
Brilliant, just BRILLIANT.
There are some for sale in the BST section - I was just thinking I'd rather have her spell it the other way "Layed with Love".
Y'all get your minds out of the gutter, sheesh! Many proper English words have been soiled by their modern day slang usages and I won't go into that, but gee whiz, people. That said, it doesn't bother me if someone writes "layed". They're just being old-fashioned, right?
Shame on me, but I knew where this was heading on the very first post...