December 5, 2010 § 1 Comment

Verbs are of an ethereal nature. If caught, they are simultaneously destroyed. Like sharks they are incapable of standing still. The voice of a verb is provocative, enticing and compelling. They don’t look that dissimilar to giant floating jellyfish. Some are of unique shapes and colors and are referred to as irregular verbs, but most are of a blue translucent color and bubble shape. The power of a verb is communicated through its tentacles and when you are caught up in them you jump into action. Being released by a powerful verb has been known to cause post-verbal depression in humans and can lead them to desperate acts of activity like bungee jumping in order to regain the thrill of a verbal embrace.


1. Any member of a class of words that are formally distinguished in many languages, as in English by taking the past ending in -ed,  that function as the main elements of predicates, that typically express action, state, or a relation between two things, and that (when inflected) may be inflected for tense, aspect, voice, mood, and to show agreement with their subject or object.


§ One Response to Verb

  • I love the notion of post-verbal depression. Soooo true, and then looking madly for the next verbal experience. Life in the action lane!! This is great stuff Ella, thanks so much for the insights. Who thought grammar could be so enlightening. XXX

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