On Wednesday 2008 December 17 15:11:39 Chris Bannister wrote: > On Sun, Dec 14, 2008 at 02:33:30PM -0600, Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. wrote: > > "to noun" v. 1. To use a word as a noun rather than its standard > > grammatical role. Most often applied to verbs and adjectives. When a > > word is used this way, the implied meaning is "someone or something > > filling the role of or having the quality of". > > Is that in the dictionary? Wow! No, no, no. Sorry, I didn't even mean to *imply* that. I was trying to define it based on my usage. Again, sorry. > > "to verb" v. 1. To use a word as a verb rather than its standard > > grammatical role. Most ofthen applied to nouns. When a word is use this > > way, the impled means is "to act or exist in a manner that evokes > > comparisons to". > > > > *Very* colloquial, particularly "to noun" which I haven't seen in media, > > yet. "to verb" has certainly been used on TV, and may have made it into > > print media by now. And I did mean *both* are *very* colloquial. > Oddly enough, I've found the media to be among the worst offenders, esp. > postings on the Internet by so called MSM Journalists. By media, I don't mean the lazyweb. I mean professional news on national TV or any national print media. -- Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. ,= ,-_-. =. firstname.lastname@example.org ((_/)o o(\_)) ICQ: 514984 YM/AIM: DaTwinkDaddy `-'(. .)`-' http://iguanasuicide.net/ \_/
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