[Novalug] [OT] Free speech -- the term "reference" _IS_ a verb
Paul D. Bain
paulbain at pobox.com
Mon Jul 20 23:49:17 EDT 2009
Jason van Gumster wrote:
> "Paul D. Bain" <paulbain at pobox.com> wrote:
>> Uh, "reference him into a job?" What does that mean? The term
>> "reference" is a noun, _not_ a verb.
> I'm only responding to this because I actually had a conversation about
> this very word recently with a friend. I was incorrect and proven so
> with the following link:
> reference (transitive verb):
> 1a: to supply with references
> I sincerely hope that you find this helpful in future written discourse.
Holy Cow! You are correct. I just checked my own dictionary (Random
House), and it agrees with you. Thanks! I erred. I am human.
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