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#127332 04/13/04 12:31 AM
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When did journal become a verb? I know it is a noun but it is also being used as a verb. I heard it used as a verb at a writers conference in 2000 and I have heard the term many times since then. It is not in the dictionary yet but I know it is in use. The word journaling is also in use. Does any one know when this happened?


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I've noticed the same with "scrapbook." Verbifying nouns is a time-honored tradition, though the phenomenon seems to be occurring a lot more often these days. We shall await the lexical pundits.

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When did journal become a verb?

COED has a citation from 1803.


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really? How interesting. I have only heard it used as a verb in the past few years.



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