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Re: [APD] nerd question about "plant" verbage-- to uptake
I uptook these two posts, but once uptaken, I find I just don't want
to uptake the subject.
On Oct 27, 2006, at 6:56 PM, S. Hieber wrote:
> Or perhaps your dictionary has fallen behind the vernacular.
> Other famous nouns that had some currency as verbs:
> and so many more.
> I think "to take up" would be an infinitive, but i wouldn't want to
> split that too finely.
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Erin Poythress <anang3 at yahoo_com>
> To: aquatic-plants at actwin_com
> Sent: Friday, October 27, 2006 7:03:33 PM
> Subject: [APD] nerd question about "plant" verbage-- to uptake
> Hi All,
> A friend and I were discussing the word "uptake" as
> used as a verb and wondered if it opertated the same
> way as "take" (this is what overeducated English
> majors are doing while the rest of you are bringing
> home the bacon): uptakes, uptook, has/is uptaken.
> We looked it up in our regular old not-scientific
> dictionaries and only saw "uptake" listed as a noun. I
> know I have seen people use uptake as a verb and I was
> wondering if this is A)scientific usage, B)incorrect
> usage, or C)linguistic evolution at work. Because if
> "uptake" only exists legitimately as a noun, would the
> verb describing this action be "to take up"?
> I know, I know, many of you must be rolling your eyes
> or scrolling your screens, but with the list's
> penchant for mulling over interesting if not life- or
> plant-altering questions, and given we have many
> published authors in scientific fields among us, I
> thought somebody might know or want to bat it around
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