Re: Bizarre verbs

Subject: Re: Bizarre verbs
From: Bruce Nevin <bnevin -at- CISCO -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 30 Aug 1996 10:27:28 -0400

For the same reason that we brush our teeth, table a bill, park a car, etc.
etc. The process of making verbs out of nouns is as old as English. Indeed,
it appears to be as old as language.

Fasten your seat belt. It's been a bumpy ride for the past few millennia,
and shows no sign of stopping.

Bruce

At 6:47 AM 8/30/96, Arlen -dot- P -dot- Walker -at- JCI -dot- COM wrote:
>I just ran across the verb "architecting" three times in this morning mail.
>My stomach *still* hasn't settled back down. (Out of consideration for your
>sensibilities, I left it out of the subject line.)

>Can anyone offer a logical reason why this atrocity has been created?
>Architects have been in business for centuries, and never felt that
>"designing" was insufficient for their needs. Why do non-architects feel
>the need to perpetrate something so hideous?

>Have fun,
>Arlen

>arlen -dot- p -dot- walker -at- jci -dot- com
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