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(The New York Times)   Old and busted: verbing weirds language. New hotness: nominalizations responsible for language weirdification   (opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com) divider line 31
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2013-04-02 02:02:51 PM  
6 votes:
www.unmemorabletitle.co.uk
2013-04-02 02:29:08 PM  
5 votes:

The Flexecutioner: my grandfather corrected my grammar in the early 80s when i went to a golf course with him.  He said, "You don't 'golf', you play golf.  It isn't a verb."  As much as he was technically correct circa 1940 that usage went the way of the dodo long before that.  He was just trying to teach me the usage he learned 50 years earlier.


I don't golf, I soccer.

(She hates it.)
2013-04-02 12:57:28 PM  
5 votes:
That article gets me right in the feels.
2013-04-02 02:30:33 PM  
4 votes:
graphics8.nytimes.com

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2013-04-02 01:56:56 PM  
4 votes:
People called Romanes, they go, the house?
2013-04-02 02:56:51 PM  
3 votes:
www.toothpastefordinner.com
GBB
2013-04-02 02:31:43 PM  
3 votes:
What is the ask?
www.lrionline.com
2013-04-02 02:26:10 PM  
3 votes:
I like you subby because of the interesting word usements you structure.
2013-04-02 02:20:52 PM  
3 votes:
Look, it's really quite simple. There are a whole lot of stupid people out there. But we can't limit talking to just smart people; dumb people need to be able to communicate too. And this is how they do it. From a sociological perspective it's really quite interesting. From any other perspective, it makes me want to kill someone.
2013-04-03 01:26:12 AM  
2 votes:

Jaroga: ciberido: Jaroga: durbnpoisn: I'm just a tiny bit surprised that no one has mentioned "Text" being used as both a noun and a verb, and that's become perfectly accptable.

That one gets me, but the downfall of Western civilization was announced when "friend" became a verb.

So..... late 14th century?  Are you blaming the Ottoman Empire or the Ming Dynasty?

Are either of those empires around?  No?  My point has been made, friend.  ;)


Mind.  BLOWN.
2013-04-03 01:22:10 AM  
2 votes:

ciberido: Jaroga: durbnpoisn: I'm just a tiny bit surprised that no one has mentioned "Text" being used as both a noun and a verb, and that's become perfectly accptable.

That one gets me, but the downfall of Western civilization was announced when "friend" became a verb.

So..... late 14th century?  Are you blaming the Ottoman Empire or the Ming Dynasty?


Are either of those empires around?  No?  My point has been made, friend.  ;)
2013-04-02 03:02:25 PM  
2 votes:

tennessee.hillbilly: [do512blog.com image 250x209]

/The king of wordifying everyday speechifications.


images3.wikia.nocookie.net

EXCLAMATE!  EXCLAMATE!
2013-04-02 02:40:49 PM  
2 votes:

chaddsfarkprefect: Shakespeared


FTFY
2.bp.blogspot.com
2013-04-02 02:29:23 PM  
2 votes:

Stoj: I think we should parking-lot this discussion until tomorrow.


I keel you
2013-04-02 02:28:40 PM  
2 votes:
So, what now? The English language is deriving by zero?
2013-04-02 02:14:48 PM  
2 votes:
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
2013-04-03 11:09:09 AM  
1 votes:
What about 'Treble'?

/sorry, kiwi!!
2013-04-02 03:18:43 PM  
1 votes:
I see nothing wrong with leveraging creative utilization of words.
2013-04-02 03:15:17 PM  
1 votes:

hitlersbrain: I'm no writer of great works but might I humbly suggest sticking to words used in ordinary conversation? The message should be the point, not how much time you wasted learning words no one uses or cares about.


The hypothesis of your manifesto is something that I accede to. The vexatious din of the immoderately circumlocutory of commonplace dictum is superfluous.
2013-04-02 03:08:46 PM  
1 votes:

bacchanalias and consequences: I don't catch his drift.


I played second drift in high school.
2013-04-02 02:59:29 PM  
1 votes:
do512blog.com

/The king of wordifying everyday speechifications.
2013-04-02 02:56:47 PM  
1 votes:

FatherChaos: If these nominalized words annoy you, it sucks to be you. I guess you should stop using "Long time no see," since it's grammatically incorrect. After all, that phrase is a direct translation from Chinese.


I believe the original Chinese is "wrong time no see".
2013-04-02 02:51:09 PM  
1 votes:

FatherChaos: If you use a dictionary to look up "jiggy," what will you find?


An unemployed English major in the mirror.
2013-04-02 02:41:15 PM  
1 votes:

Harry Freakstorm: [graphics8.nytimes.com image 592x683]

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I like nouning verbs when I can.

/And sometimes when I bottle.
2013-04-02 02:38:46 PM  
1 votes:
2013-04-02 02:38:12 PM  
1 votes:
Mellow greetings. What seems to be your boggle?
2013-04-02 02:34:26 PM  
1 votes:
I feel bad for people trying to learn English when crap like this goes around.
2013-04-02 02:22:32 PM  
1 votes:
Bah- wake me up when they start using ablative absolutes.

/which, having been introduced during the second week of Latin class, drove the students insane
2013-04-02 02:11:14 PM  
1 votes:

ITGreen: [www.unmemorabletitle.co.uk image 800x273]


assets0.ordienetworks.com
2013-04-02 02:05:55 PM  
1 votes:
FTFA: The argument for doing this is that the first version is weaker: dynamic writing makes use of "stronger" verbs.

In English, I find that to be true. English places such a high value on "word order" in lieu of declension that the power of verbs is magnified. If English retained German-style declensions for nouns there might be more flexibility. As it is---verb usage really makes or breaks a sentence's impactation. Cromulently.
2013-04-02 12:18:31 PM  
1 votes:
Or, to quote a song that was recently a No. 1 hit in Britain, "Would you let me see beneath your beautiful?"

That's just awful.
 
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