do you use nouns as verbs?

Something I read recently talked about how Photoshop has become so ubiquitous a word, that it is now used as a verb, as in: “Can you Photoshop that out?” or “Did you Photoshop that?”

One that irks me to no end is the recent LCBO ad run that uses the slogan: “Do you VQA?” The ad copy reads all conspiratorial, like they’re talking about something dirty and sexual. “There they were, VQA’ing right on the living room floor…” It’s just freakin’ wine! Get over yourselves. Irritating.

Do you use nouns as verbs? What are your trendy language creations?

Do you iPod? Do a Tom Cruise?

Let’s make a list…

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by kbushling on 2006/10/19 at 12:06 AM

    One word: google


  2. Posted by candeo on 2006/10/19 at 2:32 PM

    she stole my response! so…what drives me nuts is Ital Pasta’s obnoxious use of sex to sell…spaghetti!! Talk about getting over yourselves!


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