Monday, September 15, 2003

We Need More Irregular Verbs

Irregular verbs are the spice of life. Admit it, saying swim/swam/swum is much more fun than swim/swimmed would be. Irregular verbs have more character, more of what food marketers call "mouthfeel."

When we coin new words, we should make a little extra effort to make the verbs irregular. For example, the verb "to Google" is a fun word, but "Googled" is boring. Instead, try the irregular version:
  • I compulsively Google for my own name.
  • Yesterday she Gaggled for a Keanu Reeves fan site.
  • That web page was frequently Guggled.

Ahh, that's so much better.

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