Standard: People must stop having babies in Autumn/Winter

Today in English class, I taught my English teacher a new word! Who would of thought it, I used a word in my essay which she’s never used as an verb before.

Aggress; to initiate an attack, war, quarrel, or fight.

But a red squiggly line just appeared underneath it right now. I am confused. Anyway, she told me to change the verb to something else. I’m a bit annoyed if I’m honest, because I took it from a quote.

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I think around half my classmates have their birthdays during October to December. This overload of birthdays is just a bit too many for one school term and I haven’t managed to get a single present for any of them. I feel awful, so here’s a list of their *names* to make me feel more organized. There are probably a billion others, so if any of my friends are reading this, who also have a birthday, do let me know.

I’ll score a name off once I get a gift for them.

October

  • Fug
  • Kaff
  • Roozle
  • Soprano
  • Bobbie
  • Dinosaur
November
  • Riggie
  • Amz
  • Olive
  • Mini
  • Bern
  • Brrr
December
  • Bunny
  • My mother (this isn’t a nickname!)
  • Bomb
I am going to be broke by Christmas.
Meanwhile, I have 3 essays to do so I should go away from the computer now.
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2 thoughts on “Standard: People must stop having babies in Autumn/Winter

  1. On ‘aggress’, there’s definite a new trend to coin verbs out of adjectives in this way. Is this English as a living language, or just dilution and degradation of the language? Discuss….

    Part of the reason for the new coinage is that unlike in say France there is no organisation charged with looking after the language. Modern English lexicography simply reflects what is being said and written. It may comment but it does not usually dictate (except that in the USA a whole range of words are simply excluded from dictionaries and spell-checkers to avoid legal actions and sales boycotts from various minorities and interest groups who dislike them).

    In a year or two the word ‘aggress’ will possibly no longer get a squiggle under it, as the spellchecker may be updated to accommodate it, providing there are enough cases of it being used in the online texts scanned by lexicographical software! It’s one reason why English is so successful globally. Useful words will get used, like it or not! it’s then a fait a compli (!)

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