"weird" as a verb

Ben Ostrowsky sylvar at VAXER.NET
Tue Sep 3 12:31:31 UTC 2002

The only use I'm aware of may well be the first time it appeared in print.
I wish I could offer you a date for the strip, but Bill Watterson's
"Calvin and Hobbes" comic famously featured something very much like the
following dialogue:

Calvin:  "I like to verb words."
Hobbes:  "What?"
Calvin:  "I take nouns and adjectives and use them as verbs.  Remember
          when 'access' was a thing?  Now it's something you do.  It got
Calvin:  "Verbing weirds language."
Hobbes:  "Maybe we can eventually make language a complete impediment to


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