From: Thomas Barker <DITTB -at- TTACS1 -dot- TTU -dot- EDU>
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 1994 10:13:50 -0600

List members:

I heard a verbed noun this weekend:

"He partnered me in the dance."

Observation: sounds like dance jargon. Most verbed nouns tech
writers would use come from specialized discourses where speakers
and writers accept the convention. I wonder if verbing nouns, or
nouning verbs, characterizes specialized discourses.

Thomas Barker
dittb -at- ttacs -dot- ttu -dot- edu

Previous by Author: Documentation mgmt software needed
Next by Author: Re: Ain't nothin' wrong with me gramma'
Previous by Thread: Neat Message about TECHWR-L
Next by Thread: Re: TECHWR-L Digest - 26 Feb 1994 to 27 Feb 1994

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads