Has anyone asked you already "Do you kindle?". If not, it's just a matter of time. Yes, Kindle has become officially and unofficially a verb.
Emilia Vitalle reports about this phenomenon at RushPRnews ("It’s A Verb Already! — Do you Kindle? Are you Kindling?"). It looks like Kindle is receiving the same status of other corporate name that has been turned into a popular verb, such as FedEx or Google and in a relatively short time.
So where do you find the sort of official approval of Kindle as a verb? Well, according to the article, The Urban Dictionary in California has accepted “kindle” as a verb, with the following definition: “Kindle: To read a book or a newspaper on a Kindle e-reading device.”
Want some examples how it is used in a sentence? Emilia Vitalle is giving few great examples, from a simple one - “I’m kindling now, I will call you back in ten minutes.” to the more sophisticated “My book was out of print for a long time, but a new publisher reprinted it and put it on the Kindle book list and you could say my book has been rekindled. I love it!”.
Great Article, and I warmly recommend to read or kindle it.
What we had on Kindle 2 week so far:
Part 4 - Authors Guild and the read-aloud feature
Part 3 - How much money it will make?
Part 2 - Bezos on the Daily Show
Part 1 - David Pouge and the final battle
Raz @ Eco-Libris
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