Re: variant of "Words that should never be uttered or documented..."

Subject: Re: variant of "Words that should never be uttered or documented..."
From: Steven Brown <stevenabrown -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2002 06:25:12 -0700 (PDT)


Matthew,

Good theory, but I don't think it's as simple as
making a transitive/intransitive distinction.

Consider "grow." It's use can be either transitive or
intransitive.

Transitive: The farmers grows corn.

Intransitive: The corn grows.

Without further study, I suspect the misuse of nouns
as verbs is, as someone else said, an attempt to be
perceived as intelligent.

Steven Brown
Documentation Grower


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