I’ve noticed that most families have their own personal verbs. In our house, the most common is “murphy.” To murphy is to take someone’s spot on the couch the second they get up to go to the bathroom, so called because our big dog, Murphy, is notorious for doing it. He’s so slick, most of the time you don’t even see him do it. You just look over and he is sitting on the couch with a big doggy grin on his face. You can also get mollied, which is when someone gets right up in your face for no apparent reason.
There are numerous examples in the English language of nouns becoming so synonymous with an activity that they end up becoming a verb: text, friend, google, blog, etc. This phenomenon is called “verbing,” which makes my inner nerd giggle a little, since the name is also an example.
Do you have your own verb? Or maybe you have an adjective or adverb. Give us your best examples of language bending.