People say jargon is a bad thing, but it's really a shortcut vocabulary professionals use to understand one another.
If you're talking about how you promoted synergy in an organization, that could mean you just got everybody together for donuts twice a week.
Uniforms are intended to make the wearer look as strong as possible. Soldiers could fight in leotards, but that's never going to happen because leotards aren't intimidating.
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.
Words are so lovable. How could you not love words?
If you say 'anti-aging,' how anti would it have to be, really? My guess is not much. Any amount of sunscreen could be considered anti-aging.
You can limit the number of invitations to an in-person fashion show, but you can't police the Internet.
For me, conferences are like little mental vacations: a chance to go visit an interesting place for a couple of days, and come back rested and refreshed with new ideas and perspectives.
Most consumers don't have a good metric for deciding on whether the dictionary they want to use is a good one... so they flip the book over, then go to the back, and it says, 'Over 250,000 entries.' And they go, 'Great, this dictionary must be awesome!'
Almost any word can be drafted to serve as a verb, even words we think of as eternal and unchanging, stuck in their more traditional roles.
A love letter is to be savored; a love email... is to be forwarded to all your friends, and probably laughed at.
'Aging' has been bad ever since we figured out it led to dying.
Ideally my goal is, before I die, to have some information about every word that's ever been used in print.
The use of food metaphors is really well established English... Somebody is a peach, a hot tamale.
If anything is guaranteed to annoy a lexicographer, it is the journalistic habit of starting a story with a dictionary definition.
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