On Monday’s Morning Edition on NPR, we got to hear a clip of Senator Schumer using a very strange verb:
Frank [Representative Barney Frank (D-MA), chair of the House Financial Services Committee] wants the bill to limit executives’ compensation at the financial firms getting bailed out. He also wants a special tax on those making over $1 million a year to help offset the cost of the bailout.“To Christmas-tree”. Yes, verbing continues to weird language.
Another leading Democrat, New York Sen. Charles Schumer, seemed to throw cold water on Frank’s wish list during an appearance on Fox News Sunday.
“We will not Christmas-tree this bill,” Schumer said. “The times are too urgent. Everyone has their own desires and needs. It’s going to have to wait.”
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