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  • v. Present participle of verb.

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  • Uh huh. Of course you would.

    October 31, 2007

  • I would call them simply "befoulables."

    October 31, 2007

  • You guys must be crazy at that place, c_b. Those are befoulable offenses!

    October 31, 2007

  • We nouned an adjective at work today. We made a noun out of savable and printable. And then we said databasable, and almost made that a noun.

    I think we befouled the English language enough for one day, though. (Thanks, arby. Glad you're not really a ninja.)

    October 31, 2007

  • Oh, everything is okay on Wordie. It's only in RL that it drives me bananas (bananas me?). I agree c_b, corporate verbing is particularly irritating.

    October 31, 2007

  • To life, more like. We're totally relifing it.

    October 10, 2007

  • So we're verbing English to death?

    October 10, 2007

  • I believe that there are estimates that something like 25% of English verbs used to be nouns.

    October 10, 2007

  • Agreed, arby. I've been gritting my teeth ever since party and parent were verbed. The one exception is Wordie, where it's delightfully enjoyable to roundly mock verbing. Or to verb mocking. Take your pick. ;-)

    October 10, 2007

  • Gosh, I'm sorry, arby. I think verbing is kind of fun, mostly--at least it is on Wordie.

    I don't like corporate verbing. An example is "A new way to office." No. No. I'm sorry, office can't be a verb, unless you're on Wordie. It ain't fittin', it just ain't fittin'.

    It ain't fittin'.

    October 10, 2007

  • I hate verbing. HATE IT. The worst is when people invent new verbs using body parts - "he toed off his shoes". ARGGGGHHHHHH!!!! Shoot me now, someone.

    October 10, 2007

  • Oh. *slinks away*

    October 10, 2007

  • No, I saw it the other day. Thanks though.

    October 10, 2007

  • Oh, chained_bear, you missed the whole nounal discussion! Go see. :-)

    October 10, 2007

  • Making a word into a verb by simply using it that way. E.g. "verbing weirds language." In this sentence, "verbing" is actually a noun. Which makes me wonder if "nouning" should be added to my list of favorite verbs... Hmm... I think yes.

    October 9, 2007