ILPM "use other words please"

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I always assumed 'putting down' was a hangover from a time when mothers carried babies around when they were awake (so put them down for sleepytime). Whatever, this seems like a bit of a weird discussion, given that we all know what a strange thing the English language is.

Madchen, Monday, 4 April 2011 10:49 (eleven years ago) link

no there is RIGHT and WRONG

40% chill and 100% negative (Tracer Hand), Monday, 4 April 2011 23:09 (eleven years ago) link

so let's just agree, not to disagree exactly, but that i am right and everyone who thinks otherwise is wrong.

40% chill and 100% negative (Tracer Hand), Monday, 4 April 2011 23:10 (eleven years ago) link

Went to bed implies the baby did it on their own like they just waved good night, closed their bedroom door and popped themselves into the crib.

i think everybody understands that it does not work like this

Ah, one time we were all "Amber's very quiet... " we went to see where she'd got to and found her in bed, fast asleep. She'd clearly decided she was sleepy and put herself to bed. She was 18 months old at this point.

Mark G, Tuesday, 5 April 2011 13:17 (eleven years ago) link

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