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Occasionally Guilty As Charged

But only occasionally, I think. Honest! Snurched from lothithil , this be Stephen Fry's thoughts on language, words, and the overzealous application of grammatical rules. Interesting food for thought, this.

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dragonfly_sg1
Oct. 27th, 2010 03:30 pm (UTC)
Absolutely LOVE this!
jackwabbit
Oct. 27th, 2010 04:14 pm (UTC)
I know, right?
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poisonyoulove
Oct. 27th, 2010 08:33 pm (UTC)
That was AMAZING. I agree, for the most part, and I especially enjoy verbing nouns. XD The animation was hypnotizing.
jackwabbit
Oct. 28th, 2010 01:59 am (UTC)
Excuse me, but the word "verb" is a noun. It can't imply action, ironically. Oh...wait. Never mind. *grin*

One of the most common uses of this phenomenon in my world is the word "surgerize." Everyone knows what it means, and nearly everyone says it. So, um, yeah. Verbing nouns is part of language evolution.
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