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“Larry is so vain that he can’t go a day without Googling himself.”
“I asked Chester to Xerox 15 copies of his report for the board meeting.”
“Mark always Facebooks the funniest videos of cats and babies.”
Let me state, however, that not every noun should be used as a verb. I’m looking at you, Kroger. The other day your friendly cashier slapped an “I’ve been Krogering” sticker on my 18 month old.
What does that even mean—“I’ve been Krogering”?
When used as a verb, does Kroger mean to go to the most conveniently located grocery store late at night?
Does it mean to make impulse buys from the selection of tabloid magazines and candy bars near the cash register?
Or does it mean to struggle free from the restraints of grocery cart seat belts?
I don’t think I’ll figure what it means on my own. What I do know is that I’ll never be using it in any sentence other than this one: “I think those ‘I’ve been Krogering’ stickers are lame.”
What nouns have you seen or heard being used verbs? Which ones work? Which ones don’t? Sound off in the comments below.