I love Christine Goodnough’s story concerning the coinage of absurd verbs. Hope you do, too.
As often happens, an article on another blog has fired my mental cylinders and — coupled together with some peeves I’ve already petted — has generated enough sparks to inspire a story.
The culpritical article in this case, is Merriam-Webster’s Great Big List of List of Words You Love to Hate.All your favorite pet peeves in one location.
This has touched a nerve. My past musings, after seeing the word HEROIZE in an article, were about how some writers have such a love of making nouns into verbs, and/or mangling both. Heroize is actually an old word that’s never caught on well, but M-W’s article has given me a few new words to grind my teeth on: CONVERSATE,COMMENTATE, and INCENTIVIZE. Shriek!
Biff has done another Whatnot Wednesday prompt post again; since this post definitely fits in the “Whatnot” class, I’ll give him a nod for that…
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