student: can i borrow a pencil
teacher: i don't know, CAN you?
student: yes, also colloquial irregularities occur frequently in any language and since you and the rest of our present company understood my intended meaning being particular about the distinctions between "can" and "may" is purely pedantic and arguably pretentious
“Her mind’s made up
her love is gone
I think someone’s trying to show us a sign
That even if we thought it would last
The moment would pass”