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Lend vs borrow[edit]

People where I live often confuse the word lend for borrow. They ask if they can lend money from me etc. Can a 'Usage notes' section be added to explain that lending is allowing something to be borrowed?--Jcvamp 18:50, 28 May 2007 (UTC)

I hear the opposite sometimes: "Can you borrow me a <insert object>?" I usually reply "No, but I can lend it to you." 05:42, 24 June 2008 (UTC)
Its not confusing it. In many dialects this is correct.

Desmond lets the children lend a hand[edit]

What does Paul McCartney mean ? In the song "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da". —This comment was unsigned.

See lend a hand. Most Beatles lyrics seem to be nonsense. Equinox 18:08, 17 September 2011 (UTC)
Thank you ! The Beatles are the best !