Wednesday, 17 December 2014

"Verbing" - changing of Nouns into Verbs

"Verbing", as in changing a noun into a verb is not a new phenomenon. However, it recently gained more attention as internet memes become more popular.

Linguistically, the changing of nouns into verbs without affixes is called Conversion. More on that here: Morphological process : Noun to Verb.

Here are some examples of "verbing" in memes:

An interesting further reading:

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