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...
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...