Daily Archives: December 13, 2013

Lucy Kellaway

The next category in my Golden Flannel Awards covers grammatical atrocities including “nerbs” (nouns masquerading as verbs) and “vouns” (verbs masquerading as nouns). These have long been a mainstay in the jargon space – think “to task” and “to action” and “to architect” – but I hope you will agree with me that this year’s shortlist is even better than usual.