post-verbing: hammocking

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Aug 24 16:58:15 UTC 2013

Either the -ing suffix has become formative directly from nouns or there
is some intermediate verbing stage involved:
> TRMSer Anthony Terrell was down in Boone, North Carolina, to shoot the
> video for the segment about the closing of the on-campus polling
> location at Appalachian State University and also brought back a bit
> of campus cultural insight:
>> At Appalachian State University, the sight of students in trees
>> sitting in hammocks was very common. The students call it
>> "hammocking" and they keep the fabric sling tied to their backpacks
>> for use in between classes and to relax at the end of the day. It's
>> something I wish I thought of when I was in college. Brilliant!

There's a photo on the page (apparently clipped from the Maddow Show video).


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