From an article in today's paper (about the death of a 150-year-old saguaro cactus):
" 'It's laying on Mother Earth,' said Todd Willard, a Tonto National Forest wildlife biologist."
Sorry, Todd, but I need to lay your statement in the trash.
To recline=to lie
To put something down=to lay down
I hate to admit that "lay down" to mean recline is very common in speech, so it's probably standard now. I want to complain about it anyway.
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