Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Making Verbs

Get Away From Me!

“For some residents of Camden, N.J., Brian Williams is a verb. As in ‘if you are going to film here, please don’t Brian Williams me.’” 

—Steve Patrick Ercolani,American media has an addiction to ‘poverty porn,’” The Guardian, Feb. 19, 2014.
(Thanks to alert WORDster Brenda Cooper)

• Editorial Comment: Could be worse when NBC comes to call: Don’t Ann Curry me!

PS: Note to Guardian editors: America media HAVE...

PeezPix by Ted Pease 

PeezPix. ted.pease@gmail.com

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