Verbing Nouns

Posted by on November 10, 2012 in Humor, life, word play, writing | 1 comment

Verbing Nouns

Verbing Nouns

 

What?

I know, a noun is a person, place, or thing, but have you ever turned a formal noun, like a name, into a verb?

I have, and I think others around me do too.

Think about it. If you are a verb you become an action, not just a thing.

 

Growing up our family had dear friends who lived in the houseboat next to ours.

The wife, Cork, tended to find parking in our shared garage slightly challenging, in fact the building and the surrounding shrubbery often showed evidence that her slate blue Peugeot had been there.

As an adult, I “Cork.”

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Cork

Noun

-A phenomenal woman and roll model that often made oyster stuffed turkey dinners for a bay full of strangers, and always had a smile on her face.

Cork

Verb

-The act of bumping rather large inanimate objects while parking or backing up a car.

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“Cork”, is an expression my whole family uses.

“Corks” are never big accidents; just little dings that happen when my mind wonders at inopportune times.

The recent invention of the back up camera has saved my new car and prevented numerous marital arguments, thank you GM- no more “Corking” for me.

 

I believe I have recently turned into a verb as well.

The problem with becoming a verb however is that you can’t really control your own definition. It’s gifted to you whether or not you like it.

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Stacey

Noun

– Me

Stacey

Verb

-The act of mindlessly picking up things that people aren’t finished with in order to tidy up resulting in driving the person looking for said item, slightly insane.

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Just last night my husband turned to me and asked if I “Stacey’d” his wine glass- oops. Maybe someday I’ll end up on Slango, who knows?

 

 

Are you beginning to get the picture?

Its kind of fun to think of yourself, or those around you, as actions. Try it!  Maybe a definition will catch on.

What would you be?

1 Comment

  1. I Stacey things all the time! Drives my family crazy! Can’t wait to read your book!

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