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  1. Standard memberFMF
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    28 Aug '16 03:59
    http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20160825-why-medalling-and-summering-are-so-annoying

    When posting on this thread you must coin new words by using nouns as verbs.

    Don't rely on verbs that have already been created from nouns and have, as such, become accepted.

    You should try to verb new nouns rather than using nouns that have already been verbed.
  2. Standard membervivify
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    28 Aug '16 04:563 edits
    Verbs have also been turned into nouns; like stuffing, (turkey), or rest (like take a rest" ).

    I've never heard of "summering", but that makes me cringe.
  3. Standard memberFMF
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    28 Aug '16 05:33
    Originally posted by vivify
    Verbs have also been turned into nouns; like stuffing, (turkey), or rest (like take a rest" ).
    Well, when it comes to verbs being turned into nouns, people have been gerunding for centuries.
  4. SubscriberKewpie
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    28 Aug '16 08:01
    Actioning your request may take some effort.
  5. Standard memberFMF
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    28 Aug '16 08:47
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    Actioning your request may take some effort.
    I may well not be willing to effort it.
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    28 Aug '16 09:24
    Now languaging is being scienced.
  7. Standard memberFMF
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    28 Aug '16 09:42
    Originally posted by josephw
    Now languaging is being scienced.
    Now? Don't anachronize. Scientists have a long history of knowledging language systematically.
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    28 Aug '16 11:35
    Originally posted by FMF
    Now? Don't anachronize. Scientists have a long history of knowledging language systematically.
    Do you mean to tell me that scientificating languaging has a history?
  9. Standard memberFMF
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    28 Aug '16 12:52
    Originally posted by josephw
    Do you mean to tell me that scientificating languaging has a history?
    History it, you lazy so and so. You are so intent on so and soing, you find yourself semi-detacheding all the time.
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    28 Aug '16 15:151 edit
    "As an old “Calvin and Hobbes” cartoon pointed out years ago, “Verbing weirds language.”"

    https://writejudi.wordpress.com/2014/06/18/verbing-and-nouning/
  11. Standard memberFMF
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    28 Aug '16 15:48
    Originally posted by JS357
    "As an old “Calvin and Hobbes” cartoon pointed out years ago, “Verbing weirds language.”"

    https://writejudi.wordpress.com/2014/06/18/verbing-and-nouning/
    You've memoried a delightful little nugget that has wised us all.
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    29 Aug '16 01:451 edit
    A noun that has been verbed in my lifetime: impact.

    I stand corrected first use as verb: 1916 for literal physical action, 1935 for figurative usage (have a strong effect.)

    http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=impact
  13. Subscribersonhouse
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    29 Aug '16 11:42
    Originally posted by JS357
    A noun that has been verbed in my lifetime: impact.

    I stand corrected first use as verb: 1916 for literal physical action, 1935 for figurative usage (have a strong effect.)

    http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=impact
    In my town a few years back this idiot from across the street needed a battery. His name was Jones.

    So he goes across the street, pulls up the hood on some random car, takes out the battery, strangely enough, gets caught.

    So the town now has a new phrase whenever someone does something illegal really stupidly:

    "Looks like he's Jonesing it again"
  14. Standard memberptobler
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    29 Aug '16 11:582 edits
    Cast the timestamp as Varchar(27), substring the bits you need then cast them as integer...
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