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I just can't let it go and 'party' on...

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Choux · 12/09/2020 15:08

My absolute pet hate is the use of party as a verb. It is a noun or an adjective to me. Not a verb.

Today the Guardian has used it as a verb in a headline. I am more annoyed than I perhaps should be. Does this mark me as old? Is everyone using it as a verb these days? I've even heard my mum say it and she is in her 80s!

I just can't let it go and 'party' on...
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MarkRuffaloCrumble · 12/09/2020 15:10

Tell it to Prince.

JadesRollerDisco · 12/09/2020 15:11

I rather like party as a verb Blush

ItsGoingTibiaK · 12/09/2020 15:16

It’s been used as a verb since at least as far back as the 1920s, according to the OED. You may need to get with the times and party on, dude. 😉

Choux · 12/09/2020 15:28

I hadn't thought of the Prince song which I am old enough to remember from its' initial release.

I didn't realise it had even 30 years usage never mind a century...Blush

OMG it's not the youth of today it's me isn't it? I will work on accepting it but don't ever expect me to SAY it! Shock

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