Sparkle Writers! It’s Tuesday and time for our #GrammarSeries. Who is excited?
We saw this on Grammar Girl and we knew we just had to talk about it.
Have you ever imagined calendar as a verb and not just a noun? It will look like this;
I calendared the wedding dates for the month.
Do you know our spell check didn’t even see anything wrong with this statement?
Calendar as a verb goes all the way back to the 1400s, although back then it meant to record something or register it in a list, which makes sense because the word calendar comes from the Latin word calendarium, which means “account book.”
Today, the Merriam-Webster online dictionary has it listed as a verb with an example from the New York Law Journal, and it’s also listed as a verb in dictionary.com and the online American Heritage Dictionary. There isn’t a dictionary that didn’t include calendar as a verb.
This is what Grammar Girl had to say.
“Calendaring things is common in the legal profession and in some business settings, and now it’s seeping into more general use.”