Tag: language

  • Lying or Laying?

    This has always been a bit confusing for me.  Yes, even English majors get confused about words. I know “lying” is the gerund form of “to lie,” and that’s a no brainer.  Lying simply means not telling the truth. What I’m talking about is something like “So and so is laying down”.  Do we write […]

  • Linguistic Perfectionism

    I’ve always had a perfectionistic streak.  I know I can’t control everything, but I want the things I can control to be perfect.  Sometimes this manifests itself as tenacity and stubbornness.  But sometimes, I let anxiety take over.