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Which Spelling Is Correct? To Lie Down Or Lye Down

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Meg Hayes answered
There is no such word in the English language as lye. The correct spelling is lie down. To lie has two meanings.  One is to tell a false statement and the other is to move into the horizontal position. Lie, as in falsehood, evolved from the German word 'leoga' and the other meaning of lie comes from the Latin word 'lectus', which means bed.
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There is such a word as Lye in the English language. I live near the town of Lye in the West Midlands.
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Also, Lye - a highly alkaline substance, usually either sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide, that can cause severe damage or burns and is used in making cleaning products

Taken from the Cambridge British Dictionary
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To Lie has two meanings.  

One is to tell a falsehood and the other is to move into the horizontal position.

Lie, as in falsehood, evolved from the German word 'leoga'
and the other meaning of lie comes from the latin word 'lectus', which means bed.

Check the wiktionary entry on lie if you don't believe me because  I never lie, I have a stiff rod up my ass!
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Lie down is correct. Lye is a form of harsh soap.
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"There is no such word in the English language as lye. The answer is lie down  and also don't you lie to me. It's one of these words that has the same spelling with more than one meaning. Don't they teach grammer anymore?"

Clearly not as you spelled grammar wrong. Idiot.
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Lie down
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Lie down
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Lie down is right we've just spent the last 10 minutes debating which one we think is right.
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Lye: "I'm tired so I'm going to lye down for a while."

Lie: "Are you tellin' me a lie boy???'
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Meta Forrest answered
There is no such word in the English language as lye. The answer is lie down  and also don't you lie to me. It's one of these words that has the same spelling with more than one meaning. Don't they teach grammer anymore?

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