As one who makes his daily bread through wordmongering (howzat for inventing
a word? I'm a writer), I've always held the view that language is
ever-evolving and pronouncements that "(pick any noun) is not a F*^%ing
VERB" overlook that basic fact of linguistic evolution.
That said, "architect" seems to me a very clumsy verb when "design,"
"create" or even "draw" work so much more nicely. So Oxford Dictionary or
no, it's not a word I'd choose in a verb form.
But then -- "Keep Triumphing" -- do we mean "keep winning" or do we mean
"keep driving that TR"? Another noun gets verbized (as distinct from
verbalized -- and another word invented).
(the last sentence primarily intended to keep the post within list
--Rocket J. Squirrel
----- Original Message -----
From: "Randall" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, May 25, 2006 12:43 AM
Subject: RE: [FOT] FOT fortune cookie
>> I sent the perp a blistering
>> response that said (more or less) "Architect is not a F*^%ing VERB."
>> So here are two situations that got me sideways (well, one and a half) in
>> SINGLE DAY!!! Couldn't possibly be a coincidence.
> Seems like you're still spinning :
> noun 1 a person who designs buildings and supervises their
> construction. 2 a
> person responsible for the invention or realization of something.
> verb Computing design and make (a program or system).
> But as long you keep the oily side down, it's all good.
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