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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 10:47 AM
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"Photoshop" is NOT a verb!
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Duer 157099 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 10:48 AM
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1. Sure it is. And so is Google. n/t
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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 11:05 AM
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3. Nope
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Duer 157099 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 11:21 AM
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4. Is "shop" a verb?
because that is also a shortened version of "photoshop"
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 10:56 AM
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2. It is now.
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hifiguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 11:37 AM
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5. Yep,
and so is Google.
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 10:04 AM
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24. I'm double-yepping that reply.
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DebJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 12:42 PM
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6. So is 'xerox'
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Throd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 12:57 PM
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7. Later today I'm going to Oldsmobile to the store and Safeway some food.
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SCantiGOP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 01:44 PM
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10. don't forget
to put the food in your Fridgedaire.
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suninvited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 01:17 PM
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8. really?
because according to Mirriam-Webster:

photoshop verb, often capitalized \ˈfō-(ˌ ;)tō-ˌshp\



Definition of PHOTOSHOP

transitive verb
: to alter (as a digital image) with computer software

Origin of PHOTOSHOP

Photoshop, trademark for an image-manipulation software product
First Known Use: 1992
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dr.strangelove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 01:44 PM
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9. Of course it is
Edited on Tue Nov-22-11 01:44 PM by dr.strangelove
What makes you think its not?

Telephone was a very popular verb in my youth. It was gradually replaced by "call." But I still hear people say please telephone so-and-so from time to time. Its both a product and a verb associated with the use of the product. This is very popular in my language.
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 02:00 PM
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11. Neither is "partner," "impact," or "gift."
Cooperate or make a partnership

hit or strike

give or donate
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Bake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 06:43 AM
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18. I utterly loathe the use of "gift" as a verb.
The only thing worse is "re-gift(ing)."

It's an abomination.

:hi:

Bake
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 02:21 PM
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30. I am going to gift you a Rush Album, Bake!!
:hi:

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Pool Hall Ace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 08:30 PM
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34. Impacted is not a verb? Really?
Back in the day, my dentist told me my wisdom teeth were impacted, and I never thought to correct him. :D
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 01:44 AM
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36. That's a specialized term of art. nt
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 02:41 PM
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12. give it 2-5 years. nt
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MerryBlooms Donating Member (940 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 02:55 PM
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13. You know, I see some pretty weird stuff in The Lounge, but
I must say, this OP ranks right up there with the weirdest.

*hat tip
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 03:17 PM
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14. The beauty of English is that any noun can be verbed. nt
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Gidney N Cloyd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 03:26 PM
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15. It is if you verb it!

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Throd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 06:57 PM
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16. So verbed is an example of verbing verb?
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deutsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 07:49 AM
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20. +1
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Shampoobra Donating Member (17 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 02:31 AM
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17. Mirriam-Webster's 11th edition agrees with you
Edited on Wed Nov-23-11 02:55 AM by Shampoobra
I was sure I would find it there, but no

(edited to correct typo)
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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 07:47 AM
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19. "Adobe Systems Incorporated Permissions and Trademark Guidelines"
Adobe Systems Incorporated Permissions and Trademark Guidelines

http://www.adobe.com/misc/trade.html

Proper use of the Photoshop trademark

Trademarks help protect corporate and product identity, and the Photoshop trademark is one of Adobe's most valuable trademarks. By following the below guidelines, you can help Adobe protect the Photoshop brand name.

The Photoshop trademark must never be used as a common verb or as a noun. The Photoshop trademark should always be capitalized and should never be used in possessive form or as a slang term. It should be used as an adjective to describe the product and should never be used in abbreviated form. The following examples illustrate these rules:

Trademarks are not verbs.

Correct: The image was enhanced using Adobe Photoshop software.
Incorrect: The image was photoshopped.

Trademarks are not nouns.

Correct: The image pokes fun at the Senator.
Incorrect: The photoshop pokes fun at the Senator.

Always capitalize and use trademarks in their correct form.

Correct: The image was enhanced with Adobe Photoshop Elements software.
Incorrect: The image was photoshopped.
Incorrect: The image was Photoshopped.
Incorrect: The image was Adobe Photoshopped.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 07:52 AM
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21. And you are displaying a photoshopped picture in you sig line!!
:P

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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 07:57 AM
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22. Yes, I scanned it AND Photoshopped it!
I know "Photoshopped" or "I am going to Photoshop this" fly in the face of Adobe's demands, but it's like running with scissors. It just feels so right, you know?

But I suggest that we all meet Adobe halfway, and from now on write:

"I just Photoshopped this today!"

OR

"I am going to Photoshop that later!"

(Hint: on a PC, if you hold down the "Alt" key and type 0169 on the numeric keypad, you generate a copyright symbol).

That way EVERYBODY will be happy...or NOT.

:rofl:
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:58 PM
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27. Good luck with that, Adobe lawyers.
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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 02:13 PM
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28. Thanks, A.V. As you know, it's called "RETOUCHING"
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ElboRuum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 06:25 PM
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43. Why retouching?
It implies it was "touched" once already. Just saying.
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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 08:58 AM
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45. Before digital image manipulation,
photos were altered by artists using airbushes and paints. We transferred our original film -- be it 35mm, 2 1/4, 4 x 5 or 8 x 10 -- to large C-prints or Dye Transfer Prints, usually 36" x 24." Then we'd instruct the artist to change the photo in much the same way it is done today using Photoshop: remove blemishes or wrinkles from a portrait, enhance a plate a food, clean-up a package, etc. Photoshop allows for some awesome results, but it was pretty amazing what a good airbush artist could do too given a little imagination and planning. Often times two photos were put together as one, such as the example below.

I haven't a clue why it was ever called retouching.

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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 02:27 PM
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31. Of course they're going to say that, they have to, to protect their trademark...but
"Xerox". "Hoover". ("Could you Xerox those contracts for me?" and in common UK usage, "I hoovered the carpet.") Trademarks become common descriptors and even get used as verbs all the time.
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deutsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 09:55 AM
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23. This thread has really impacted me
:evilgrin:
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 11:39 AM
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25. Proof that it is:
photoshop (v.)

If there's etymology for it, then it's in the public record as part of our language as a verb. Language changes daily, constantly morphing. People from 200 years ago wouldn't be able to understand even half of what we say today, anymore than we'd be able to understand much of people 200 years hence.
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Cannikin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 10:11 AM
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38. dupe!
Edited on Thu Nov-24-11 10:13 AM by Cannikin
dupe!
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ikri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:56 PM
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26. Hope you've never Hoovered your house
There's a long history of trademarks becoming verbs, it's not going to stop any time soon.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 02:21 PM
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29. I never hoovered my house, but I have hoovered down a lot of food!!!
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 08:09 PM
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32. Society will drag you kicking and screaming into the 21st Century.
You won't realize it until one day you unthinkingly use it as a verb, and don't realize it for hours later.

Perhaps in a DU post, so it's on permanent public display. :P
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 08:27 PM
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33. It is now. English is good at verbing words.
(see what I did there? :evilgrin: )
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Kennah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 12:20 AM
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35. Irregardless, we verbify words from our stories that we DVR.
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Marrah_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 03:19 AM
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37. Yes it is- just like text, google, skpe, etc
American English is a constantly evolving thing.
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Cannikin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 10:13 AM
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39. I manip..manipula...I Photoshopped this one yesterday.
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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 10:39 AM
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40. 'When I use a word,' ... 'it means just what I choose it to mean neither more nor less.'
'When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, 'it means just what I choose it to mean neither more nor less.'

'The question is,' said Alice, 'whether you can make words mean so many different things.'

'The question is,' said Humpty Dumpty, 'which is to be master that's all.'

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Quartermass Donating Member (207 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 03:05 PM
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41. And a car pool is a place you put a car in.
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ElboRuum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 06:23 PM
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42. Yes it is...
However, it's pronounced "shopped".
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saras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 11:42 PM
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44. Yes, it is. That linguistic battle was lost a few years ago.
Unless you're one of those who still use thee and thou...
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backscatter712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 09:23 AM
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46. When nouns get verbed... n/t
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