MacGyver It! Beer Me! Let's Turn That Noun Into a Verb

MacGyver It! Beer Me! Let's Turn That Noun Into a Verb

The idea seems so Internet-driven, so social-media hip: Take a noun, make it a verb and watch it go viral.\" \" Respect at long last: The verb \"MacGyver\" made it into the Oxford Dictionaries in 2015. ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty ImagesThe idea seems so Internet-driven, so social-media hip: Take a noun, make it a verb and watch it go viral. Different groups become fashionable,'\" says Eve Clark, who was the lead author on that 1979 paper. One such invention is what Eve calls \"characteristic activity,\" assigning a verb to a noun based on that object's perceived activity.

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