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It's just become another way of talking about how you raise them, hasn't it?When I think about it, it's quite poncy, but I admit to actually using it myself
The verb 'to parent' has been around since 1663 apparently, so there!
I guess parent became a verb when someone used it as a verb. It is quite common nowadays to turn nouns into verbs. Is it an Americanism?Another that comes to mind is 'to progress' e.g. a report. There are others which I can't remember just now.
Many English nouns are used as verbs - I like it. It saves words.
I loathe dislike 'to parent' but the one I really can't stand is 'to garden' as in, 'I garden in the nuddy' or whatever. I know 'I do the gardening' is longer, but purleeeease, 'I garden' stinks.I gardenYou gardenHe/She gardens She gardens? What, like Ladygardens?
This has happened with 'plate' too. I blame Masterchef..
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