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  •  It is now. (0+ / 0-)

    It may not have been one at one time, but English-speakers routinely use words in "illegitimate" ways, and in so doing, evolve the language.

    (Notice the use of evolve as a transitive verb.  Forty years ago, that was not acceptable usage; now, it is.)

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      demimondian

      I know that languages change over time and I accept that.  But for some reason, and I'm not sure why, the use of the word "primary" as a verb just bugs the crap out of me.

      “I believe all Southern liberals come from the same starting point--race. Once you figure out they are lying to you about race, you start to question everything.” ― Molly Ivins

      by RoIn on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 05:39:04 PM PST

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