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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
From: techwr-l-bounces+cmartinek=zebra -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
[mailto:techwr-l-bounces+cmartinek=zebra -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On
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."
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