To verbify or not to verbify…

I hear these rumblings that the Brits are upset that we Americans tend to turn nouns into verbs. Case in point, of course, is “to google” but there are many others. This is utter hypocritical nonsense coming from a group of people that “hoover” their carpet. I don’t “kleenex” my nose or “whirlpool” my laundry. The Brits cannot possibly blame the Americans as sole language criminals on this one; if your carpet is dirty it’s time to vacuum.

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