My Globe colleague Sam Allis has an old-fashioned language rant in today's paper, hating on some verbings (old fave impact, '70s invention transition, recent revivals caveat and friend). His rousing conclusion: "Just because people ... are using 'unfriend' as a verb doesn't mean we all have to sink with them."
Really, Sam, has all my work been in vain? Of course that's what it means. I'm going to put this down to deadline pressure, an excuse I can totally get behind. But let's try not to make the world an even dumber place, OK?