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In Norwegian, a lot of verbs have the same root as a noun, so it might look as if the noun has been verbed. But those are "predefined" noun/verb pairs; there are lots of nouns that do not have a verb buddy. You cannot verb any arbitrary noun that way.
"Verb" is a good example, you cannot verb "verb" in Norwegian. If you try to verb "scissors" ("saks" in Norwegian), you get a valid verb ("å sakse"), but with a very specific meaning that is not to use a pair of scissors, but when a ski jumper fails to hold his skis in parallel, so one tips up, one down - looking like a pair of scissors. Maybe the term was originally formed by verbing, but today it is a "predefined" term.
There are slang terms made by verbing (and some cases of verbs being nouned), but those are explicitly slang terms, not official language. Maybe in twenty years a few of them will be accepted as "predefined" terms.
I verb nouns all the time, works great in Dutch too
In fact, I'd say it's even better in Dutch.
For example, a verb (as a noun) is "werkwoord", but "to verb" translates to something (non-existing) like "verwerkwoorden" and I love that
That works well too! The code is code-y, the butterfly is butterfly-y, etc.
Back in University I went to watch a friend's band, and her boyfriend was in the band and he was talking to the audience and wanted to announce the next song.
"Are we all having fun!? Alright, we're going to play our next song so get ready for some epic... Ehhh... Epic!"
Or in Dutch "epische epiek!" (the epic is epic).
Never forgot that and still love it
It can be used jokingly if the verb form exists, but with a completely different meaning. In this covid age with home offices: If you have a webcam, you are recommended to pant before joining an online meeting. (Anlogous to "you are recommended to dress".)
Or you could tell that you were caring to work today (not bussing). In spoken language, you could tell that you were meating for supper (that one won't work in written form). And then the classical ambiguous one: Behind every paradox lies a Cretan.
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I run a tech shop
I know a thing or two because I've seen a thing or two.
If yours is running - good, count your lucky stars.
If it's not, it's because it sucks.
I remember XP's setup R (For repair mode) that mickeysoft thought good to
do away with when they lost their way and gave us Vista. It could bring a thrashed XP
computer back from the edge all by itself.
It's gotten so bad that in many cases even Reset and wipe the drive will fail.
Forget system restore, M.S. forgot how to do it.
Not only does ms not seem to know what they're doing today, I honestly think they outright hate
the innocent people who know no bytes and have to use it by default and expect some level of respect from that company.
They ask me why? As if I know. Why the automatic corrupdates? why this, why that.
Remember, they dumped windows 8.0 on an unsuspecting world who were using 7 for oh, point of sale
where is is super critical that that "cash register" works today like it did yesterday and doesn't have to "Get Ready".
I run Windows 7 lustfully and will take it to my grave.
I have to say that I run Win10 on two devices now (Desktop and Surface) and while I still think it's ugly, it's been damned reliable. It's even survived a motherboard and processor upgrade without a re-install.
So I haven't needed reset and wipe - and if I did, I'd use my AOMEI backups, and it'd be fine (I check, from time to time)
It's finally losing Fisher Price Mode, and returning to being a desktop / lappie OS instead of being mobile focused.
It's not bad, both from a user experience and as a dev.
Just to add a little balance to the discussion.
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