Month: April 2014

Objections to verbification in English tend to be motivated by personal taste, not clarity. Verbed words are usually easily understood. When a word like ‘friend’ is declared not a verb, the problem isn’t that it’s confusing; it’s that the protester finds it deeply annoying.

Objections to verbification in English tend to be motivated by personal taste, not clarity. Verbed words are usually easily understood.

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