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Sarah Palin aside, the argument is completely reasonable. English is _very much_ a living language, and more important than any experts is the people who use it.

This has been the case ever since the American Revolution, when the founders decided that English shouldn't be aristocratic but rather populist, making spellings easier in the process.

Words no longer need to be officially 'coined' in order to be added to the language. If people are using a word, and it makes sense (i.e. people understand the meaning it attempts to convey), it's a word.

Thus all of those are valid verbs. Look at the list, some of them are way more everyday than others. Try to tell the modern English speaker that 'contact' or 'host' aren't verbs. That's ridiculous.
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