Will You Borrow Me?

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You gotta laugh at the misunderstanding of the word “borrow” over here. And it’s such a commonly used word! They say “borrow” for both borrow and loan. “Will you borrow me the ball?”

But what’s even funnier about this picture is that this business near us even repeated their statement in Tsonga! (Unless I misunderstand their meaning of “lomba,” which is possible.) They say, “We don’t loan tools here!” 🙂

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I'm Amy, a missionary wife and mother of four children, blogging about our lives and perspectives on culture in South Africa.
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2 Responses to Will You Borrow Me?

  1. I read this, but never told you how much I had fun thinking about it. We even talked about it at Easter dinner.

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