Thursday, July 8, 2010

Thursday Thirteen ~ Nouns that Double as Verbs

My gifted writer friend has given me a wonderful list to share this week. She came up with the clever idea of listing words that double as both nouns and verbs (e.g., You hammer with a hammer) and have a similar context in either form.

As she notes in her own words, please note the warning that several are used in BDSM. The list does not include verbs that do not usually retain their interpersonal meaning in their common noun form, e.g. screw.

I hope you're as impressed as I was:

1. Brush
2. Cane
3. Chain
4. Clamp
5. Collar
6. Cuff
7. Dress
8. Fist
9. Oil
10. Paddle
11. Rope
12. Wax
13. Whip

14 comments:

  1. WOW!!!!!! That is REALLY impressive!!!

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  2. I'm impressed too! Great topic for a TT.

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  3. Very cool TT!

    *hugs*
    Paige

    My TT is at http://paigetylertheauthor.com

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  4. Interesting idea. Makes you think about your words - I like that.

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  5. I never really thought about it. Very cool idea

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  6. Thank you for letting me be part of this delightful blog. I appreciate all the comments on my list.

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  7. Very cool! I'm always verbing nouns but these were already done for me!

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  8. That is so awesome. :) Great list! Happy Thursday!

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  9. This is actually a very cool list!

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  10. Interesting. I hadn't thought about words like that.

    Happy TT.
    Janice~

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  11. Here's a handy list I found today, but it's missing quite a few, such as the sex toys and some common activities: dance, walk, fart, run and others. http://www.scribd.com/doc/3271104/150-Words-Which-Are-Both-Verbs-and-Nouns

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  12. A few more here (in the middle of the page): http://users.erols.com/mwhite28/hiero/grammar2.htm

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