Military jargon

Barbara Need nee1 at MIDWAY.UCHICAGO.EDU
Thu Aug 19 14:20:33 UTC 2004

>Q: Am I losing it or did I once know a guy (in the late '70s) who
>used "borrow" in a similarly "reversed" way to mean "lend" or "loan".
>"Could you borrow me that pen for a minute?"
>A: I am losing it, but I did know him, and I'm pretty sure he used
>to say this.

You are not losing it. I knew people who used borrow that way as
well. I would be hard pressed to point to when and where, however.
Probably Massachusetts in the 70s.

Barbara Need

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