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Thread #132499   Message #3994859
Posted By: DMcG
02-Jun-19 - 02:20 AM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Sort of, Bill. I would say it is one of the glories of the English language that we can use pretty much any word as a noun, verb, adjective, adverb ... and bring out a 'tone' that would otherwise go unnoticed. In the hands of a skilled poet or writer this can be wonderful.

Most of us, though, are not skilled poets or writers...