today's wwftd is... nouniness
- the worthless word for the day is: nouniness
[from nouny + -ness]
the (excessive) use of nouns or nominal constructions;
also, (Linguistics): the state or condition of being
"Avoid nouniness - which Good defines as the use of
wimpy, long-winded nouns in place of forceful verbs."
- Success (Nexis), Aug. 1990
nouny: having or using many nouns; noun-like
"We are trying to define some sorting device which can
correctly assign any natural language to the classes of
nouny or verby languages."
- L. Stassen, Intransitive Predication (1997)