Sunday, November 01, 2009

You, too, can learn to organ in just ten easy lessons!

It's been a while since I commented on an Oxford English Dictionary Word of the Day. But today's Word was...

...air guitar.

Not the noun. The verb. As in (OED's citation):
2003 Bang Apr. 13/1 The former Spacemen 3 leader nearly knocks his pint over while air-guitaring.

Seriously. Air guitaring. Not playing air guitar.

It seems to me that if air guitaring is an accepted verb for "playing air guitar", then guitaring should be fine as a verb meaning "playing guitar"? No? As in:

"Eric Clapton's guitaring brought the audience to its feet."

(Or would that be, "Eric Clapton's guitaring feeted the audience"? -- just kidding. I think. :)

Anyway! All I have to say to Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Mark Knopfler, and the legion others is...

Guitar On!



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