Tebow verb, now noun

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Aug 16 04:08:23 UTC 2012

I'm sure I missed some examples of this earlier, but this one was too
good to ignore:

> "I'm going to thank God. I'm going to do a Tebow right here," Yoho
> told the Tampa Bay Times late Tuesday night by phone from his campaign
> party at the Pickled Pelican in Gainesville.

"Do a[n] X" is common, of course, and X can be a proper noun original,
not necessarily a derivative. But, in this case, it seems to refer to
the pose, not to the person. More evidence needed.


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