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Old 02-10-2020, 11:21 AM   #3
thecobra
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Originally Posted by Carl View Post
Just had a browse through it. Its full of people who were "gifted" with something or another. Just FYI, "gift" is a feckin' noun. The verb is give. So if someone "gave" you a bottle of rum, it was "given" to you. These perversions of English drive me nuts!
According to the OED, the use of "gift" as a verb meaning to bestow as a gift has been in use since at least 1619. 400 years seems long enough to be an actual English word, no?
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