RE: Most annoying word

Subject: RE: Most annoying word
From: "Martinek, Carla" <CMartinek -at- zebra -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2006 11:51:26 -0600

nom*i*nal adj. (grammar)
--Of or relating to a noun or word group that functions as a noun.

nominalize \nom"i*nal*ize\, v. t.
--To convert into a noun.

I've always found it amusing that the verb to describe the process of
turning a noun into a very is an example of itself.

Cmartinek -at- zebra -dot- com

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Behalf Of Gene Kim-Eng
Sent: Tuesday, February 28, 2006 11:44 AM
To: Melissa Nelson; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: Most annoying word

One of the things I find most irritating is the current practice of
turning non-verbs into verbs ("texting," for sending text messages,
for advancing a concept to a completed product, etc.)

On a positive note, it has been some time since I last heard anyone say
"paradigm," or "taking it to the next level."

Gene Kim-Eng

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