Verbing nouns

Subject: Verbing nouns
From: "M. David Orr" <whitears -at- INTERACCESS -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 1997 11:42:31 -0600

>Yes, you can verb any word in the language. What the heck. There's no
>language standards committee (at least, not in the U.S.), just a bunch
>of self-appointed Mrs. Grundys and a public that sometimes balks.

> -- Robert
--
>Robert Plamondon, High-Tech Technical Writing, Inc.

I tried to Robert the following paragraph:

I newspapered while I Mondayed and coffeed yesterday. The article said
Madeleine Albright Kissingered recently as she diplomatted while she
Chinaed.

Did I Robert correctly, Robert?
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