WORDS: Nouns that shouldn't be 'converted' into verbs by slapping an ING at the end
By placing an ING at the end of these nouns, the virtues and importance of the word is diminished for the benefit of expediency. Honor the mental energy of these activities with more than an ING - the suffix that brings us BOING.
- •PUZZLE vs. PUZZLINGOne SOLVES puzzles. Solving the unknown, employing spacial awareness and reasoning to bring chaos into ordered form.
- •SCRAPBOOK vs. SCRAPBOOKINGA graphic design activity, intended to CURATE and ARCHIVE the ephemeral nature of daily life and special occasions.
- •JOURNAL vs. JOURNALINGTo MAINTAIN or WRITE in a journal is to record, reflect upon thoughts, ideas, impressions of the world, people, experiences. Journals are the estuaries of art, and a building block for deeper intellectual development.
- •FACEBOOK vs. FACEBOOKINGInvested time in investigating the inane (no judgement 🙄) under the guise of social interaction. Seriously, there isn't a better verb to assign to using Facebook. It doesn't have to be brilliant, hence TWEET & SNAP, but something....
- •ARCHITECT vs. ARCHITECTINGArchitect is a job, a descriptor of work pertaining to design. Systems ARCHITECTING is a whole other thing; a process where systems are integrated, or in a long term context preparing for the integration of numerous systems in the future....the spouse worked in a group titled architecting and could never explain what it was that they did I still don't know.
- •ADULT vs. ADULTINGTo be an adult is to ASSUME THE constant RESPONSIBILITY that addresses and ensures the continued life and well being of self, possibly pets and/or children. The care, feeding and maintenance of said living entities as well as that of households, careers, finances, relationships and / or marriage(s), all of which have a life force of their own. Sometimes it's great and sometimes not, if we're lucky we keep getting better at it. The more applicable verb is LIVING.