- v. present participle of verb.
“I also hate what Calvin of Calvin & Hobbes calls verbing nouns.”
“verbing' as a good thing, Mr. Shapiro said in an e-mail.”
“verbing" of nouns (or the creation of "nerbs") has been a flashpoint for the past four or five decades with the growth of business management lingo.”
“The “verbing” of nouns (or the creation of “nerbs”) has been a flashpoint for the past four or five decades with the growth of business management lingo.”
“First they came for the verbs, and I said nothing, because verbing weirds language.”
“But by verbing the noun "friend," making friends things you collect in grosses rather than whittle slowly in a moonlit workshop, it seems to render ironic the whole concept of friendship.”
“BTW, wedgie appears to be a nouning of the verb “to wedge”, which in turn was a verbing of the noun “wedge.””
“The grammatical sin of nouning verbs and verbing nouns has turned our beloved English language into a viper's nest, a linguistic Sodom and Gomorrah.”
“As you proceed, you might want to mention Shakespeares verbing of nouns.”
“Here are a lot more cats verbing nouns (peepee in the pants funny by midway thru): Link.”
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