Verbing NON Verbs and other Changes in our New World of Communication.
Language has become more fun than ever before. There are still the staid studiers of grammar who get apoplectic at the communication of the world today.
The fact is that the people, mostly young people are redefining grammar in common use.The masses en masse, one might say, are doing the redefinition.
Sure every generation has had it’s own quirky phrases and sayings, but with our technology on twitter, Facebook and blog sites it has changed and unlike previous generations whose daddios, came and went this stuff is sticking and it isn’t going away. Actually the thumbs twittering are young old and ancient.
the new shorthand is fast becoming THE communication.
It frees us up and I believe if you utilize a word in some other form, such as nouns used as verbs, and the folk understand it, well hey, it provides humor and generally just makes it fun.
Loginisnotaverb.com – yes that is the site dedicated to this goes to great length to explain in proper grammar why login is not a verb. Well guess what? A verb is an action word and it is an action I take when I login. I know they get all caught up in the conjugation of it. Regardless it works.
Wikipedia.org informs me, and you also if you read it, that the Modern Japanese language does not even use verbs. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_verb_conjugations_and_adjective_declensions
Setup is not a word. http://notaverb.com/setup
There are a whole lot of these at
Who knew? My point is that language changes and right now that rebellion is in full swing.
Not all verbs are listed below but new language…
2006 copyright version of the best-selling Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate®
Technology and Computers, mouse potato, ringtone,spyware, so many including “supersize” which sounds pretty verby to me.
Planning a staycation this year?
Look it up now in the 2009 update of
Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate® Dictionary, Eleventh Edition
Google.com has this:
Google the search engine is now a verb also. I google, you google, we google.
OMG, LOL, the Oxford English Dictionary Added New Words! We ‘Heart …
25 Mar 2011 … OMG,” “LOL” and the symbol for “heart” have all been added to the Oxford English Dictionary Online.
mashable.com/2011/03/24/oed-omg-lol/ – Cached
Yup, “Heart” is now a verb.
Looking to use Phrasal Verbs? Here you go. http://www.phrasalverbdemon.com/dictionarya.htm
De-pants and de-board are new verbs. As is Disneyfy and off-shore, and therapize. All and more found at: http://www.citytv.com/toronto/citynews/news/local/article/23417–new-words-added-to-dictionary-may-surprise-you
I love verbing non verbs and it shows throughout my blogs. Could I be published on it? Not likely unless it is part of a particular character’s makeup but it is fun.
Do you verb non verbs? Even in the dark alone just for the sheer pleasure of it?