word bugaboos

Roger Burton West roger at firedrake.org
Mon Feb 2 11:01:02 EST 2004


On Mon, Feb 02, 2004 at 10:43:14AM -0500, Hendon, Alison wrote:
>My personal one - that I seem to be reading/hearing more and more - "gifted"
>to mean gave.  "I gifted that book to her last Christmas."  "That bracelet
>was gifted to me." ???

Sainsbury's has a department, containing wrapping-paper, foil bows and
so on, labelled "gifting".

Roger
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