Nouning verbs

Subject: Nouning verbs
From: "M. David Orr" <whitears -at- INTERACCESS -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 1997 13:42:09 -0600

Debbie Molinaro wrote:

>I would have said, "Albright Kissingered" and left it at
>In my teens (late '70s), I would have said, "Albright pulled a >Kissinger."

Debbie, Debbie, Debbie! What are we going to do with you? They always
taught me in school never to turn a verb into a verb with a noun. For
example, why change "I commented about x" to "I made a comment about x."
Now, you take a perfectly good verb in the clause "Albright Kissengered"
and add all those unnecessary words to nounize it. Shame!!!

Oh, wait! You wrote, "Albright pulled a Kissenger," in your teens. I'm
sorry, you gotten better with age, don't we all?
M. David Orr
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