Do you know the difference between "lie" and "lay" -- not to mention "lei"? Why does the prayer read: "Now I LAY me down to sleep..."? Shouldn't that be LIE, meaning to recline?

And what's all this stuff about "lay" being a transitive verb, and "lie" being intransitive? Do I have to learn stuff like that, not to mention the difference between regular and irregular verbs? (Seems the irregular verbs don't have enough fiber in their diets...)

Why did Shakespeare write "Woe is me"? Shouldn't it be changed to the subjective case, "Woe is I," or is that hyper-grammar?

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