Verbification of Martha Stewart

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Dec 23 04:50:24 UTC 2004

At 6:07 PM -0500 12/22/04, Alice Faber wrote:
>I was struck by this (perhaps) nonce-formation in the Toronto Sun, quoting
>Eric Lindros:  "Myself, I've bought a house in the area and I've Martha
>Stewart-ed it up."
No implication of vertical bars on the windows, eh?

On a tangent, several of the students who submitted their New English
Word Journals for a class of mine mentioned encountering "Winonaed",
in the sense of "shoplifted".  The incident is now several years old,
but the verb is apparently just coming into its own.


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