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The other day, when I mentioned a piece of trivia, my skeptical friend whipped his cell phone out of his back pocket and said, “I will internet this”—as if the Internet were something you can do, like run or talk or skydive. Despite his unconventional phrasing, his meaning was immediately clear: he was going to use the Internet to see whether or not my bit of trivia was true. By using the noun Internet as a verb, without realizing it, my friend had participated in a linguistic process as old as language itself, known as functional shift.
I’m less pessimistic than ahdictionary about the long-term verbification potential of “internet” - I already find myself and others using it as a verb, particularly intransitively, as in “Phew! It’s been a long day! I’m just going to internet for a bit and then go to bed,” or “What did you do last night? Not much, just internetted for a couple hours” or “My wifi is broken so I haven’t been able to internet since Tuesday!”
Does anyone else have either transitive or intransitive “internet” as a verb? How would you use it? It seems like it fills a useful lexical gap so I’m betting it will catch on/stick around.
When you read a physical book, when you run your fingers through the pages, the book enjoys a sensation akin to hair being played with.
As you read, the book reads you. Studies the rhythm of your heart and the aura of your soul. Quietly learning all that it can. Where you set your keys down, what you fear, the sounds you make, your secrets that keep you awake at night.
The number of people killed and consumed by books every year is woefully under reported because the media is terrified to break the story.
Read. Appease books.
"But aren’t you scared to reveal this story?" Pause before asking us that question, consider who has the ability to breathe life into them.
Some of you have overdue library books out and are looking extremely tasty.
If a friend hands you a book and whispers, as quietly as possible, “I’m so sorry please forgive me,” you have been warned.
It’s weird to think about how your birth is a fixed point in time but your death is constantly moving based on the decisions you make. The length of your life is always fluctuating.
Hey guys, hope your skin is clear and you get a text from someone you like real soon.
what if all the scenerios we make up in our head are actually real events happening in an alternative universe and we’re actually connecting with our alternate self’s mind
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