Medalling is here to stay


A lot of people have been getting worked up about commentators using 'medal' as a verb during the Olympics.

Everybody calm down. The English language is packed to the rafters with verbs that didn’t start out as verbs. Like these:

Ship
Champion
Elbow
Cup
Dress
Phone
Hoover
Microwave
Email
Blog
Text
Skype

Languages evolve, and there’s nothing we can (or should) do about it.

 


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