Verbing a Noun Comic

Every now and then I mention this habit of our English language taking nouns and making them into verbs. Some are so common we don’t even think about them. “Race,” for example, and “cup,” and “jump” to mention only three. In fact, “mention” is another example!

Some of these, however, we curmudgeons disapprove of, and this comic is about one of them.

We already have a perfectly good verb to use in this situation. it’s “give.”