Wednesday, August 11, 2010
A New Verb is Born -- Out-green
Crossposted to Grist
to outgreen (third-person singular simple present outgreens, present participle outgreening, simple past and past participle outgreened)
1. (transitive) To surpass in environmental activism or consciousness
I submitted this word to Wictionary after writing a review of Tom Friedman's book Hot, Flat, and Crowded where he gave the credit for it to a friend of his during breakfast.
It took the Wiktionary police a while to decide that it meets their criteria for a new word.
Check out the 2007 citation(by Biodiversivist). Note that my use of the word predated Friedman's pal's use by a year.
I may have it carved on my tombstone.
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