There is a wealth of difference between dyeing and dying. My personal preference is dyeing. It’s definitely something I can come back from. I may be spattered and multi-colored, but I’ll be alive to dye another day.
Unlike dying. If I die today, I won’t be coming back tomorrow.
|Consider the following:|
|I’m just dyeing to see you.
Wait, you have to dye some fabric before you can see me? Or, you have to change colors to see me?
|I’m just dying to see you.
I can’t wait. I can barely stand it.
Ooh, pretty! What colors?
That’s so sad.
…started as my way of dealing with a professional frustration with properly spelled words that were out of context in manuscripts I was editing as well as books I was reviewing. It evolved into a sharing of information with y’all. I’m hoping you’ll share with us words that have been a bête noir for you from either end.
|Credit to: Dictionary.com: dyeing and dying|
|Part of Grammar:|
|Present participle of dye
Verb 2, intransitive & transitive
|Present participle of die
Adjective 1; Noun 1;
Verb, intransitive 2
Process of coloring fibers, yarns, or fabrics
To become colored or absorb color when treated with a dye
To impart color by means of a dye
Ceasing to live
Of, pertaining to, or associated with death
Given, uttered, or manifested just before death
Drawing to a close
[Of something inanimate] To cease to exist
To lose force, strength, or active qualities
To cease to function
To be no longer subject
To pass gradually
[Theology] To lose spiritual life
Did you get the dyeing done?
This cloth is dyeing easily.
I love dyeing with a mud bucket.
a dying man
his dying hour
her dying words
the dying year
C’mon, laugh already. I’m dying out here.
The motor is dying.
dying to worldly matters
The storm slowly is dying down.
|href: theWord||Adjective: half-dying|
|History of the Word:|
|1 First known use: before 1000
Middle English and Old English dēagunge
Middle English dien, Old English dēagian, derivative of dēag
|1 First known use: 1250-1300, Middle English
Middle English dien, deien from the Old Norse deyja.
C’mon, get it out of your system, bitch, whine, moan…which words are your pet peeves? Also, please note that I try to be as accurate as I can, but mistakes happen or I miss something. Email me if you find errors, so I can fix them…and we’ll all benefit!
Pinterest Photo Credits:
“The Real Excited Pose“, which is Jjarivera’s own work in the public domain, discovers “It’s Not An Old Wives Tale After All!” by Miia Ranta from Finland, which is under the CC BY-SA 2.0 license, via Wikimedia Commons.