Tuesday, August 16, 2011

From Noun to Verb and Back Again


a small piece of table linen that is used to wipe the mouth and to cover the lap in order to protect clothing.
v. to wipe the mouth with a small piece of table linen.
napkining n. (gerund)

Additional linguistic observations
Ad 2 (lower left): Playing with ambiguity - triangle as shape or musical instrument.
Ad 3 (lower right): Potential portmanteau - equal + equilateral.

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