I may have
ranted on this subject mentioned it before, but transitive verbs are not the same as intransitive verbs. I passed an advertisement today for mattresses, saying something like 'lay down and try!' I know this is acceptable in US English but it's wrong here in the UK!
Nope, not acceptable here, or at least it shouldn't be.
And "lie" is not only grammatically correct, but it makes a nice little rhyme. Have a "try lie." (Years ago I also heard a mattress store inviting customers to take a "test rest.")
I think I first saw "ridic" in an Archie comic book in the 1960s, so it's not new. It may be making a comeback because of textspeak ("txtspk"?).
I used to work for a store that sold its own house brand of bread. One style was called Old Fashion. What, it's made out of poodle skirts and flapper dresses?
Re closed-caption errors: My favorite was on some sports talk show where they were discussing figure skater Ekaterina Gordeeva's book about her late husband/skating partner, "My Sergei." On the captioning it came out "Mice Are gay