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To: haffast

So now “gift” is a verb (versus “give”). What is going on with English over there, turning noun forms into verbs, especially when there are pre-existing verbal forms? Even “trial” has morphed into a verb (versus “try”).


2 posted on 09/10/2013 10:00:34 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai; haffast

BTW, as far as I can remember, that year of Renault 4 has the stick shifter on the floor instead of sliding out of the dashboard like earlier years of that car.


4 posted on 09/10/2013 10:02:29 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Am not trying to hijack this thread, but I’ve heard a nationally known sports talking head use the word “effort” as a verb, e.g., “he efforted” or “they were efforting” to do such and such. I almost ran off the road when I heard this. I now change the channel or turn the radio off when he comes on.


7 posted on 09/10/2013 10:13:05 PM PDT by miele man
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To: Olog-hai; arthurus; miele man

I wonder if the pope will regift it?

(There's hope for me, even I could become a gurnalyst!)

9 posted on 09/10/2013 10:33:14 PM PDT by haffast (Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all. -Abe Lincoln)
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To: Olog-hai

Verbing weirds language.


16 posted on 09/11/2013 3:06:10 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a female's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: Olog-hai

Modest gift for the man who called on the world to hold a day of fasting and prayer for Syria.


18 posted on 09/11/2013 3:33:10 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Olog-hai; miele man; Arthur McGowan

Let’s conversate about it sometime.


22 posted on 09/11/2013 5:11:31 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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