Monday, December 26, 2016

Shoes for Shooing

As No. 1 and I were walking down the sidewalk, I said, "So, if a noun is a thing, and a verb is a word about doing something, then what kind of word is run?"

"A verb!"

"OK, what kind of a word is boot?"

"A noun!  It's a thing."

"Cool, so what kind of a word is shoe?" I asked.

"A verb!"

"Really?"

"Yes!"

I thought perhaps No. 1 was confusing an action with the thing she did it with, so I asked, "Verbs are actions right, so how do you figure?"

To which No 1 responded with a furrowed brow, in all seriousness, "Well, like when you want us to leave a room, you say, "Shoo!" and we leave.  So, shooing is doing something."



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