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Verbing

And so it's almost spring. Time to declutter and organise your home and your social media! Ever felt like Kondo-ing your Facebook or Twitter account by simply "unfollowing" and "unfriending" other users? But wait a minute. What kind of verbs are these anyway? Well, apparently, English is a very versatile language, and in recent years it has become a trend to simply change nouns into verbs. A trend that is not always met with enthusiasm among native speakers, especially when it comes to these modern-day neologisms that are becoming more and more popular online. Until, as often is the case, these words soon roll of their tongues like water off a ducks back!