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Medal (verb)

FruitBat

Well-known Member
Is it just me or this particular instance of verbing a bit odd.

I've just heard someone (swimming coach I think) say "it's wonderful to medal in front of the home crowd". The trouble is that I heard "it's wonderful to meddle in front of the home crowd".
 

simon ess

Well-known Member
Not odd at all. The English language is particularly good at this kind of linguistic trick.

To medal.

To hoover.

To chair.

etc. etc.
 

FruitBat

Well-known Member
Not odd at all. The English language is particularly good at this kind of linguistic trick.
I think you may have missed the point. I wasn't talking about verbing in general, just the the way this particular instance sounds - medal/meddle.
 

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