As long as we're on the topic of misconceptions, can we retire the tired comparison of Romantic poets to '60s rock stars?
He was tired of being triple-teamed and physically roughed up.
The Russians drank Coronas, the Mexicans drank Modelos, and all four of the men were tired of bullets and reporters.
"to weary," also "to become weary," Old English teorian (Kentish tiorian), of unknown origin, not found outside English. Related: Tired; tiring.
late 15c., "iron rim of a carriage wheel," probably from tire "equipment, dress, covering" (c.1300), a shortened form of attire. The notion is of the tire as the dressing of the wheel. The original spelling was tyre, which had shifted to tire in 17c.-18c., but since early 19c. tyre has been revived in Great Britain and become standard there. Rubber ones, for bicycles (later automobiles) are from 1870s.