The Zits-bath

A weekend cartoon: Jeremy, over in Zits, accuses his mother of having given his iPhone a spit bath: but he does it with a direct verbing, of the compound noun spit(-)bath ‘a bath using spit’, rather than using the noun-noun compound as an object in a ditransitive construction (“give my iPhone a spit-bath”, “give a … Continue reading The Zits-bath