Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Verbs That Are Proper Nouns

FLG thinks he's mentioned that he loves verbs that are proper nouns, and his favorite is possibly limoger, which means to send a person to Limoges or far more commonly to fire somebody. For example, FLG read this today:
Obama "n'exclut pas" de limoger le général McChrystal

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And, of course, the American usage is, 'I'm going to Biloxicate the son-of-a-bitch!' or, 'that guy needs to get Chattanoogaed'...

J Edgar Hoover famously useta send agents who displeased him to the Butte office. Problem was, actually they found that they LIKED Butte, nice, family town.

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