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  •  I had the same trouble... (2+ / 0-)
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    ...with "party" as a verb back in the '80's. Oh, and grow is used in the reflexive as "grow jobs" and that always sounds a little hinky.

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    by MichaelPH on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 10:51:22 AM PDT

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    •  yes on both counts! (0+ / 0-)

      I really dislike "party" as a verb.  It turns "an occasion for celebration" into "the act of getting drunk or stoned," which is like turning "making love" into "a hasty fuck in the bushes," something to scratch an itch but not satisfy anything higher than that.  

      Re. "grow jobs," I failed to catch that one until now, but you might be amused at my use of the phrase "below-job" to mean what it sounds like, particularly because the phrase also vaguely points to where it occurs (particularly under the desk in an executive suite, thus the implication of corruption or impermissible trading of favors).  When I created "below-job" I was hoping it would go viral and catch on, but so far it hasn't.

      "Minus two votes for the Republican" equals "plus one vote for the Democrat." Arithmetic doesn't care about their feelings either!

      by G2geek on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 11:01:02 PM PDT

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