Oh, interjection

As we have long known, verbing weirds language. Name expert Nancy Friedman has been collecting examples of such weirding for many years, and this week she blew the lid off two unnecessarily verbed nouns in a piece called “Let’s Family! Let’s Museum!”

Let’s don’t and say we did.

Still, if verbing nouns adds weirdness, what happens when you verb adjectives?

Something to listen to while you think it over:

It used to be, no words could come between us.


  1. fillyjonk »

    28 August 2015 · 1:21 pm

    Grumpy Cat’s favorite song.

  2. Bill Peschel »

    28 August 2015 · 3:02 pm

    Wow. The original lineup with Sara Romweber on drums. I lived with the family while attending UNC in the early ’80s, before the group was formed. Groups were forming and disbanding and rehearsing in the house a lot (I even sat in on drums for one jam session, until they realized I didn’t know how to play). Another Romweber kid has grown up and is playing with the Flat Duo Jets.

    Yes, this is my sole brush with greatness, but it does bring back the memories (as Nick Danger, 3rd Eye would say) like a hot fist at the end of a wet kiss.

  3. ben acton »

    28 August 2015 · 9:48 pm

    Recall the baseball comment: He [the outfielder] nonchalanted that fly ball.

  4. CGHill »

    28 August 2015 · 10:30 pm

    Sounds like something Dizzy Dean might have said.

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