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toastandbutter Thu 10-Jul-08 20:04:07

Does anyone else see red mist when people say "can i lend your bag/shoes/pen etc or "will you borrow me your bag/shoes/pen ?? No you cannot borrow anything from me you illiterate sod is the only reply appropriate in the circumstances, methinks.

claricebeansmum Thu 10-Jul-08 20:05:17

Absolutely hate this.

It is WRONG.

A similiar thing happens with "That'll learn you"

PillockOfTheCommunity Thu 10-Jul-08 20:06:08

I get so annoyed when I hear that! I have been known to correct adults before blush

Whizzz Thu 10-Jul-08 20:06:22

Yes - I hate it too

claricebeansmum Thu 10-Jul-08 20:06:42

Falls into the same category as holding your cutlery like a pencil.

toastandbutter Thu 10-Jul-08 20:07:29

Yes, Pillock (lovely name!). I ALWAYS correct people when they say this because it's so irritatingly stupid.

iamdingdong Thu 10-Jul-08 20:08:16

oh I can't bear it and as a teacher I hear it far too often, 'miss can I lend a pen?' 'no thank you, I don't need one'

Califrau Thu 10-Jul-08 20:11:09

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Lubyloo Thu 10-Jul-08 20:12:10

I used to work for a loan broker assessing the calls. It used to drive me mad when advisors would ask "How much were you looking to lend?"!!!! Nooo they are the customer- they are borrowing. Do they not even understand the basic principles of their job?!

bythepowerofgreyskull Thu 10-Jul-08 20:12:56

Horrible.. I almost want to say no just because they didn't ask properly

claricebeansmum Thu 10-Jul-08 20:12:59

shock Luby
The possbilities of confusion must have been endless.

Eilatan Fri 11-Jul-08 19:36:46

iamdingdong

Kids at school: "Miss, can I go to the toilet quickly?"

Me: "How would I know? Can you?"

mumblemumhome4lunch Sun 13-Jul-08 22:26:01

I've never come across this but I'm sure I wouldn't be able to stop myself correcting them !

I used to work with a guy that seemed to think bought and brought were the same.

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