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November 12, 2009


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There's a great Calvin and Hobbes strip where Calvin, after pondering the transformation of 'access' from something that one has to something that one does, remarks that 'verbing' weirds language. Hobbes observes that at some point, perhaps we could make language a complete impediment to understanding.

Hello, Des! I'm very familiar with "verbing weirds language." See my original post on this subject, from July 2006: http://bit.ly/1GOlpq

Here's the Calvin and Hobbes strip you refer to: http://bit.ly/4eGssD

If a client ask me for that, I'd tell him to FCUK it!

So, you Wordworked him? :-)

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