nouning "predict"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Tue Feb 23 17:21:16 UTC 2010

At 2/23/2010 11:49 AM, Arnold Zwicky wrote:
>On Feb 23, 2010, at 8:38 AM, i wrote [to Judy Prince]:
>>nice nouning of "recommend".  in the OED (draft revision June 2009),
>>marked as originally Scots, now colloquial), with cites from c1550
>>though 2007.
>in the sense 'a recommendation'.  there's also an obsolete sense 'act
>of recommending', attested only in the 16th century.

I'm shocked, shocked, that my pseudo-Alexander Haigravation of
"predict" from verb into noun (in an earlier message to this list)
has a pre-existence -- Shakespeare, of course.  But it's the only
citation in the OED!


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