Writing Curmudgeon Posted on 08/02/2005Author AKMAPosted in Uncategorized8 Replies I really, really dislike the use of “reference” as a verb. Share this:TwitterFacebook
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“Refer.” the verb form is “to refer.” Writers, please make a note. Irritating the benevolent professor is not nice.
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And I really, really dislike the use of “gift” as a verb.
“Fellowship” as a verb hasn’t exactly won me over either.
Someone please agree that “impact” is not a verb. The only thing that should be impacted is a tooth. RicH
But y’all know that there is no noun which cannot be verbed.
Or for that matter, using the words ‘contact’ or ‘source’ as verbs. Ugh! Don’t get me started! -JF