Originally Posted by jblack1036
Something along the lines of "Layed Back", "Drifter", or "Almost There".
The old 'Lie vs. Lay" compunded with past tense and past participle. Hopefully there's an English major/teacher who might be able to clarify.
To LIE: (Intransitive Verb) - "To recline" or "be placed." It does not
act on anything or anyone else.
Present Tense: Lie; Lying
Past Tense: Lay
Past Participle: (Have/Has/Had ) Lain
To LAY (Transitive Verb) - "To place something down." It is something you do to something else.
Present Tense: Lay; Laying
Past Tense: Laid
Past Participle: (Have/Has/Had) Laid
So long story short, "Lay Back" or "Lain Back" is probably grammatically more accurate, but sounds horrible. "Laid Back" would probably be more accurately spelled, but would infer that someone or something did the act of laying you (the noun) back, however it would get less question or criticism. Personally, I'd go with "Laid Back" since ultimately 'Layed' is not a word.
BTW- I'm not trying to being nit-picky. (honestly, I'm not). The boat isn't named yet, and if it were me, I'd rather have someone tell me ahead of time to my face, than have 50 people laugh behind my back after the name is on. I've seen many improperly spelled boat names (Not spoofs like Searenity, but actual mispellings) and tattoos and wouldn't wish that on anyone.