Posted by Acme on September 24, 2004
In Reply to: How do you build a building? posted by Smokey Stover on September 24, 2004
: : Does anyone know how a verb such as 'building' managed to evolve into being a noun? I'm also trying to think of other examples that would fit into this category.
: : This question has been prompted from hearing a comedian on a local radio station ask "why do they call something you have already built, a building?" Seemed like a fair question to me.
: To answer a question with a question, "What is an erection? Something that has been erected?"
I bet the Goddess knows the answer to that one.