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library terminology...
simonvii Posted: Wed Apr 14 11:45:05 2004 Post | Quote in Reply  
  yeah so ive been catchin hell from a friend cause when i get a library book i say "im gonna go check out a book", or, especially, when i say "im gonna go rent a book"...he says "im gonna go borrow a book"...so which is the correct terminology?...


 
ifihadahif Posted: Wed Apr 14 13:19:42 2004 Post | Quote in Reply  
  check out or borrow are both correct.
Rent is when you pay.


 
Malik Posted: Wed Apr 14 14:07:11 2004 Post | Quote in Reply  
  I think that "check out" is more correct, because that's what they call it. On special library software they make, the buttons say "check out book" and "check in book". But borrow would also be technically correct.

And rent wouldn't be right at all.


 
DaveHill Posted: Thu Apr 15 03:20:21 2004 Post | Quote in Reply  
  ifihadahif said:
>check out or borrow are both correct.
>Rent is when you pay.

*nods*


 
libra Posted: Thu Apr 15 15:24:18 2004 Post | Quote in Reply  
  yea, i don't like the term renting a book from the library. I like borrow, it sounds more personal, and that's what books are...


 
choke Posted: Fri Apr 16 21:36:05 2004 Post | Quote in Reply  
  mahahaha ima part time librarian. its burrow. in NZ. i dunno bout anywhere else tho :P


 
choke Posted: Fri Apr 16 21:37:43 2004 Post | Quote in Reply  
  ....although in NZ ud probly more likely hear 'fuck i gotta grab a book oi' :D


 
Puck Posted: Fri Apr 16 22:04:14 2004 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Damn librarians. I know what you're all up to. I can't prove it, but I'll get you all!


 
choke Posted: Fri Apr 16 22:20:22 2004 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Puck said:
>Damn librarians. I know what you're all up to. I can't prove it, but I'll get you all!

heh. youll never know ;)


 
Puck Posted: Fri Apr 16 22:39:23 2004 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Was I close to the truth in my post on the "What's in a name" thread?


 
choke Posted: Fri Apr 16 23:27:05 2004 Post | Quote in Reply  
  i dont remember back that far. my brain is small - be gentle :P


 
choke Posted: Fri Apr 16 23:32:23 2004 Post | Quote in Reply  
  lol, scrap that. I found it. Funnily enough, they have been known to take bets on the races and haul out the tv after weve closed to see which horse wins :P dont think weve bought one though..


 
choke Posted: Fri Apr 16 23:34:22 2004 Post | Quote in Reply  
  not very horse orientated. ive only seen them do it once. rugby however...


 



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