Thursday, October 4, 2012

quicko: nouns or verbs?

I thought this was a very repetitive, annoying mistake my students kept making:  come to find out, they keep making it because they keep hearing Australians (and Brits) saying it:  "to suicide" as a verb, instead of "to commit suicide."  Though they'd recognize the latter, the former is creeping quite freely into the grammar here -- drives me crazy!

1 comment:

Laetitia :-) said...

"to suicide" - gah! I agree with you.