Tuesday, September 18, 2018

"I Feel Badly"

No you don't - unless you are trying to feel a surface or a fabric with your fingers and you are unable to feel the texture.

When you have sympathy for someone, you feel bad for them.

The grammar policewoman is alive and well in my head.

And don't get me started on lying down.  Today I lie down, yesterday I lay down, many times I have lain down.

Today I lay the book on the table, yesterday I laid the book on the table and many times I have laid the book on the table.

There. I feel better.


  1. And I notice you don't have to include "like" and "you know" in every sentence. I used to count the "you knows" with student teachers as I graded them. Sometimes the number would be up double digits. And these were supposed to be the "educated" ones!

    1. Seems like it's a terrible habit people use to fill in the space where they don't know what they want to say.