Thursday, July 17, 2008

I'm Concerned

While thumbing through a catalog we got in the mail the other day, I came across this:

I was further disturbed when I found this:

Ok, I kind-of like that one. But seriously, what nerdy profession did I just align myself with? {And YES, I know I shouldn't end a sentence with a preposition. But after a few minutes of thinking how to restructure the sentence, I sadly realized I was being even nerdier!!}

My concern deepened as I looked at all the other super classy stuff that showed up along side these sweatshirts in the catalog.

I don't know how we got on the mailing list for this thing, but I'm oh so glad. I find them amusing. And they make me think of my old, sweet piano teacher who always had them lying around and got a kick out of actually buying the stuff.

{Dangit! It was driving me crazy so I had to look up the correct term, is it 'lying' or 'laying'? It's lying. And I quote:

"The verb lie ('assume a horizontal or resting position') is often confused with the verb lay ('put something down'), giving rise to incorrect uses such as: he is laying on the bed (correct use is | he is lying on the bed).

Somebody stop me!!!}


Allison & Noah Riley said...

Ashley! You totally read my mind. I almost just skimmed through the post so I could leave a comment about those catalogues reminding me of Mrs. Greenwell. But alas, I couldn't tear myself away from your wit, so I read on and found you made the same connection. Good times. Sisters.

And lying... laying... I always think of something not moving as lying. So the act of just lying there is, well, lying. I think of something as being acted upon as laying, as in "lay that on the table."

Ashley said...

Nerd Alert. It's hereditary people!

Melissa said...

You are the hippest nerd I know!!! Don't stop caring about your grammar, you need to hold on to it!!! The longer you have kids and more you have, the more brain cells they destroy. YOU MUST FIGHT!!!

katie, dave, lucille said...

i feel like I just went through a class by Mrs. Isaacs! :)

Amy Anson said...

Haha!! You are so funny! I always wonder about things like that too, but I'm way too lazy to look them up. I love the pepper grinder.

Melody said...

haha, if you were any cuter, we would have to bottle you!
I've been wondering about that lying thing.