i'll take "things you might watch from the beach" for a hundred
October 23, 2002 04:10 PM
I'm delighted to hear that "sunset" is now a verb.
Not merely a verb, no - a transitive verb. It is one of a string of gentle corporate euphemisms for "dispose of". I found myself in something of a quandary today when I not only discovered this unusual part of speech, but was forced to come up with a past participle.
What is it? I went with the obvious answer, "sunset", but I think a case could be made for "sunsetted", even. That's the glory of the corporate lexicon.
And it's not even the figurative half of it. No, I have also seen people who bear no resemblance to Shel Silverstein use "gold watch" in a similar construction.
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It does seem very polite to "gold watch" an old application, rather than "retire" it. Very dignified.
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How about sunsat?
these are the thoughts of Mikkie on October 23, 2002 05:00 PM
Not that it makes any grammatical sense whatsoever, but it sounds funny. 'Course, using 'sunset' as a verb in a sentence sounds funny already.
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