Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Christmas: the only time "deck" is used as a verb

6 comments:

Confamused said...

I beg to differ...what about two cowboys in a saloon swinging roundhouses until one of them decks the other?

xtrachromosomeconservative said...

yeah, he's right. Also think of when somebody says that something is "decked out", this could mean that a person has really accessorized their outfit, or jazzed up their car.

Mandingo said...

Or maybe Sleeping Ilya is being quite literal. I can't think of any other instances where the specific verb form, "deck" is used. Not, "he decked" or I'm "decking the halls". But straight up, "deck"

Anti-Everything said...

What about the phrase "I want to deck that guy so hard that I see snot bubbles"?

archduke f. f. said...

No, I think mandingo is right. In the phrase you cited, anti-, deck isn't a verb, it's an infinitive: the verb in the first clause of the sentence is want.

xtrachromosomeconservative said...

This conversation is the definition of lame. Maybe that can be Ilya's next post, a la zinger. Lame: see conversation of deck.