Re: More Verbification

Subject: Re: More Verbification
From: Dick Margulis <margulisd -at- comcast -dot- net>
To: Ron Hearn <RHearn -at- cucbc -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 12 May 2006 18:22:37 -0400

Ron Hearn wrote:

I am increasingly hearing "effort" being used as a verb, as in "I am
efforting to contact him". IMO, I find "efforting" to be trying.

"First they came for the verbs, and I said nothing because verbing weirds language. Then they arrival for the nouns, and I speech nothing because I no verbs."

--Peter Ellis
(After Bill Watterson's Calvin, in Calvin and Hobbes: "Verbing weirds language.")


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