Since When Did ‘Gift’ Become a Verb?
Heard on a food show on radio while the host was discussing wines to buy (basically an advertisement): “,wines to drink, wines to save, wines to gift.”
I’m not even going to look this one up in the dictionary for fear it may be true: Gift was always a noun, signifying something presented to another person or done for another person’s sake free of charge; give was the verb to indicate such an action. Now I hear people using gift as the verb!
I fear that the English gods over at Oxford University may have already bought into this use of gift, and I don’t wanna know.