Though I have never actually heard this word used, I would call pinning a medal on someone medaling. Note it would be a three-syllable word. Today the thing that perplexes me is the number of college-educated persons, including newscasters, who call meddling, a two-syllable word, meddelling. Where did they get that extra syllable? This is epidemic with all kinds of words. Is diction a lost art?
I am a retired copywriter. For 40 years I wrote for major agencies and developed some campaigns you would know. Like most writers, I love to give my opinion, and since I am so familiar with advertising this is the area I chose to comment on.
Actually I'm not that cranky. I am as fond
of as many things as I detest. But since most people only hear what one doesn't like, I might as well go with cranky.For my other blog idleideasfactory I am putting out there things I have written and ideas for books, screenplays, stage plays, and even products that I will not have time in life to follow through on. If
anyone can profit from them, be my guest.