Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Taco Verbs

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A reader apparently was interested in "verbs that describes tacos." Since the IP address shows the Indiana Department of Education, I got 20 bucks says this was done by a lunch lady writing out next week's menu.

As for the "linguistics aspect", well, verbs don't describe nouns (like "tacos"), adjectives do. Verbs represent events. Rather, adjectives describe nouns. So, in the interest of serving my readers, exactly what kind of of adjectives describe tacos? Let's go to the experts:

Taco Bell:
  • crunchy taco
  • soft taco
  • taco supreme(bonus points for postnominal adjective)
  • double decker taco.

1 comment:

Mariana Soffer said...

So random. Words have no meaning.

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