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Borrowing and lending dh can't ever get it right.

(56 Posts)
Gorjuss Tue 09-Apr-13 19:11:15

My dh continues to use the expression borrow and lend the wrong way round, claiming in front of dds that it doesn't make a difference and I am being awkward by pointing it out.

AnyoneforTurps Wed 10-Apr-13 08:16:16

"Remember me to" is perfectly correct, just slightly old-fashioned.

OP YANBU though - infuriating.

TheSurgeonsMate Wed 10-Apr-13 09:34:14

Steppemum - interesting! As I understand it, in Welsh you don't say Yes, but just confirm the point asked. "Can you swim?" "I can." Can any Welsh speakers confirm this?

ILikeBirds Wed 10-Apr-13 09:52:54

Logically though you can only remember things yourself, if you want someone else to remember something you remind them. It's why it sounds so wrong to me even if it has historical usage.

lashingsofbingeinghere Wed 10-Apr-13 09:57:19

Back in the North West, us kids would say "Give us a lend of your bike."

But I still know the difference between lend and borrow <sniffs>.

rtc8608 Wed 10-Apr-13 10:00:59

The ultimate annoying phrase when I was at school - 'Can I lend a pen'!

AnyoneforTurps Wed 10-Apr-13 10:18:17

Logically though you can only remember things yourself

We tend to use it more like that but actually it can mean "call to mind" more generally.

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