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The Verbing...

PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 4:25 pm
by mirjana
Today when I visited [url=]the DS StumbleUpon blog[/url], I found this [url=]linguistic poem[/url] and enjoyed the playing with words.

The verbing of America
Is getting out of hand,
Yet many nouns are also verbs,
Like toast and rake and land.
When I first heard hospitalize,
I thought it was a crime;
Why don't we apartmentalize?
We will -- just give us time!
If when we change a noun to verb
To come up with our `verbing,'
Why can't I, when I'm using herbs,
Refer to it as herbing?
For if I call myself a cook,
The verbal form is cooking;
And if I give someone a look,
It's also known as looking.
I give a gift
But I'm not gifting.
You get my drift,
Or am I drifting?
I get a bill
Because of billing,
But taking pills
Is never pilling.
I place a pin,
And I am pinning.
Play a violin --
Is it violining?
But play a fiddle,
And you're fiddling;
Or is this getting
Much too piddling?

Am I an enjoyer because I enjoyed it? ;0)

Re: The Verbing...

PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:09 am
by Donnedandgrey17
I LOVE this. <3