LOAN IS A NOUN

LOAN IS A NOUN. LEND IS A VERB!
No one "loans" you money. They LEND you money.
The entire loan/lend corruption reached its peak when pawn shops began saying "we will loan you more money"
WHAT?????
How can they NOUN you?
They can verb you, but they can’t noun you.
I’m not alone in my dismay over this corruption. A fellow blogger wrote:

when
one points out that someone’s misusing a word, suddenly everyone thinks
they’re an Oxford lexicographer, quite within their rights to discuss
the morphological trends of the english lexicon, even though they
generally don’t know what lexica or morphology are, nor even realize
that there are criteria for adopting a new denotation or slang trend.

You can LEND me all the money you want. I will appreciate the loan.

Get it? Got it. Good.

4 Responses to “LOAN IS A NOUN”

  1. Anea

    I remember those commericals you used to do for 123 Pawn – people always thought you were using the word Lend wrong 🙂
    Love you Papa!
    Anea

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  2. David Zarkin

    You are so right about no one loaning me money. What will you give me for my Bobby Sherman LP with photo album included? Huh? Will sell cheap.

    Reply

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