23 January 2014

"You can rent the books from the library for free!"

Several times now I've heard students use the phrase "rent books from the library," by which they mean, of course, "borrow books...."  Yet they say "rent."  A mere adaptation of language, or a chilling symptom of What's Wrong with Everything?

1 comment :

  1. I know. Mine say it too. Symptom of corporate world-ness. Comes from renting videos, I think.