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Is is Layed or Laid?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Coopa Cabana, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. Coopa Cabana

    Coopa Cabana My Coop Runneth Over . . .

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    Which is correct:
    1) My hen layed an egg.
    2) My hen laid an egg.
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Laid is correct. Layed is an old English alternative spelling for laid and is considered incorrect usage.
     
  3. Coopa Cabana

    Coopa Cabana My Coop Runneth Over . . .

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    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!)
     
  4. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

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    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.
     
  5. PineappleMama

    PineappleMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    ^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.
     
  6. Coopa Cabana

    Coopa Cabana My Coop Runneth Over . . .

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    That's what I've been thinking - putting "Laid with Love" on an egg carton seems somehow, well, inappropriate.
     
  7. PineappleMama

    PineappleMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] 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 [​IMG]

    [​IMG] Brilliant, just BRILLIANT.
     
  8. Coopa Cabana

    Coopa Cabana My Coop Runneth Over . . .

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    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".
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    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. [​IMG] That said, it doesn't bother me if someone writes "layed". They're just being old-fashioned, right?
     
  10. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Shame on me, but I knew where this was heading on the very first post...
     

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