December 20, 2005

verbspotting

to pope

as in "He Knew how to Pope" (david van biema about john paul II in time's annual "a fond farewell" section)

to civil-union

as in "
Elton John gets civil-unioned: Today's the first day of Britain's new law allowing same-sex civil unions (though not "marriages"), and Elton John and his longtime partner, David Furnish, got hitched this morning in a quiet civil ceremony, with only a small group of friends and the couple's parents there to witness" (salon.com, "the fix")

to kong

as in "did you kong the dog when you left the house?" (meaning: did you give the dog a kong toy) - i'm afraid this isn't used a lot outside of this household yet.

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