Let’s verb our nouns and chocolate


Another linguistic gem from Stan Carey for Friday reading: apparently, functional shift (I was taught that it’s called conversion) is still very productive, and it’s ok to move a word from one part of speech to another if it suits your needs.

The author also links to a quiz about the history of converted words (whichever came first) and says,  ‘Let’s chocolate and chat!’ I love to chocolate in the morning, and coffeeing is my second job – what about you?


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