What's your opinion on the expression "could you borrow me a pencil"?
On 18 Mar 2013, at 22:52, Matthew George <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I've begun to take care to keep certain kinds of multiple meanings
> separate, and to eliminate them in some cases. I now dislike the use of
> 'look' to refer to appearance or semblance as opposed to active sight, for
> example. Sure, it results in fewer synonyms, but English is particularly
> rich in them - possibly one of the few special features I value in it now
> that I know more about the possibilities available.
> Matt G.