Thursday, July 13, 2006
There's an interesting piece in the NY Times about linguistic parts of speech. It taught me the word Anthimeria (Greek: "one part for another"): from Wikipedia, "the use of a word of one class as if it were a member of another, typically the use of a noun as a verb." 'chill', meaning to relax (and thereby be culturally, rather than thermally, cool) would be an example.
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