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How do you build a building?

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.