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Barrow Pit

A caller in Fort Laramie, Wyoming, refers to a roadside ditch as a borrow pit, as if the dirt dug from it was “borrowed” to form the raised surface of the road. It’s a misinterpretation of the original term, barrow pit, deriving...

Borrow vs. Lend vs. Loan

What’s the difference between borrow and lend, or between borrow and loan? The real difference between these verbs is which direction the thing is traveling. Something similar happens with teach vs. learn and bring vs. take. This is part of a...

borrow leg

borrow leg  v. phr.— «Devil Adopt Me As Second Pikin To Keep U Company Make U For No Feel Lonely…But As I See Say Ur Papa Too Wicked I Borrow Leg Leave Both Of Una…» —“I’m not Nigerian, really!” by...