Tuesday, December 29, 2009

C or S?

I was having a little moan the other day about practice and practise and how it really is just an outdated and often annoying thing that really does not have much impact on our understanding of a sentence; more often than not we would be able to understand which one was meant to be used by the content of the sentence it is being used in. However, later that day I got to thinking about how I say that I will 'facebook' someone, turning a noun into a verb. I later raised this idea with Lauren and she suggested, and I applauded, that perhaps we could have fasebook (verb) and facebook (noun) I like this idea a lot. I think the reason I like it is that I think language is and should be a fluid force that changes over time, and it is not something we should get all anal about, unless of course it really does change the meaning in a sentence. Richard may disagree with me, as he is a little anal.


  1. "Richard may disagree with me, as he is a little anal."

    That's funny. I always thought Richard was a big asshole.

  2. Which reminds my of that old feeling of a distant cup...
    Far cup, Comeinyourpants.

  3. That should have been 'farcebook' - the noun.

  4. Your post reminds me of an episode in Black Books (which I don't know if you've seen, but it's a great series) where Bernard, Manny and Fran are about to go to a party:
    Manny: 'Lets go part...'
    Beranrd 'You WILL NOT use that word as a verb in this shop... ever'
    or something like that. It is funny when you actually see the episode.