Free Association

The Made-Up Words We Love to Use Too Often

Verbs become nouns, nouns become verbs, dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria!
At least once today you probably encountered a trendy trend where the use of words is concerned: Nouning and Verbing.

Dumb Starbucks? 

Los Feliz was buzzing Sunday afternoon as crowds of people lined up for hours to grab a cup of coffee from, uh, “Dumb Starbucks.”
The mock store, which quietly opened Friday, is nearly identical to a typical Starbucks location, with tumblers for sale and trendy CDs, including “Dumb Jazz Standards,” displayed on the counter.

Dumb Starbucks?

Los Feliz was buzzing Sunday afternoon as crowds of people lined up for hours to grab a cup of coffee from, uh, “Dumb Starbucks.”

The mock store, which quietly opened Friday, is nearly identical to a typical Starbucks location, with tumblers for sale and trendy CDs, including “Dumb Jazz Standards,” displayed on the counter.

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