Literal-Minded

Linguistic commentary from a guy who takes things too literally

Procrastinate This!

Posted by Neal on January 11, 2005

Ryan Gabbard of the Audhumlan Conspiracy has discovered that procrastinate can be a transitive verb. It turns out, he informs us, that the transitive use predates the intransitive, but the examples he’s dug up still sound pretty weird to my ear. I might even call them offputting…

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