I have been around for quite a few years but have only recently coined a phrase for the phenomenon I call “verbalizing” — the transmogrification of a noun to a verb. For example, “I office in my home,” is not, in point of fact, a sentence missing its verb. It has taken the noun “office” and made it the verb, and means “My office is in my home.” Silly? Consider this one: “I will inbox you” which, despite the temptation to think I want to go a few rounds with you in the ring, means “I will send you an email.” Simple?
Here is an illustration for those of you who are visual thinkers:
This is not a new phenomenon. Language is constantly evolving, or as I like to say now that I have gotten into verbalizing, “It languages.” Of course, some change is good and some not so good. Or, to “modern” it, “Some goods and some bads.” No, that is not a sentence without a verb. You apparently missed the whole point that “good” and “bad” are the verbs. Pay attention, or shall I say, “Attention me?”
Larry Enright was born to Irish Catholic first-generation immigrants and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After college, he moved to the Philadelphia area where he has filled his life with many careers including teacher, musician, computer programmer, researcher, and writer. He has published three novels.
Four Years from Home (2010), a mystery of discovery and redemption, is his first published work and was a best seller on Amazon for 9 months.
A King in a Court of Fools (2011), a story of kids being kids in a time when things were simpler and every day was an adventure, was originally published as a serial novel.
Buffalo Nickel Christmas (2011), a young man’s remembrance of a Christmas a long time ago, is a Christmas story for everyone.
Visit his site -> http://www.larryenright.net/
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