Thursday, March 29, 2012

A pet peeve

So-and-so gifted me blah blah blah.

Um no. No no, that's not what happened. You either received a gift from so-and so, OR so-and-so gave you something.

Please, folks, for the love of God quit turning perfectly good nouns into verbs.

9 comments:

Kent J said...

Don't try to English me.

Jolo said...

Well obviously it has to be gifting, how else could someone regift something?

Jeanne said...

This is unsettling. I will go out and plant some plants to get over it.

kittiesx3 said...

Brats, all of you. Bratty brats who brat.

Jolo said...

Jeanne, we may not plant plants, but I may have to go out and help a friend farm his farm...

Kent J said...

I tried to pet our pets tonight and I got smacked.

Magpie said...

Don't task anyone, okay?

kittiesx3 said...

I see what you did there . . .

readersguide said...

Oh, I HATE that word. Why does it exist? What is wrong with the perfectly good word "give"? Does "giving" not imply that what you are giving is a gift? This drives me up a tree. Thank you.