Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction: Hugh Hewitt Creates a New Verb
Curious about the use of the word "truth" as a verb I went to Google and typed in, "I will be able to truth it." Nothing. Then I tried, "I will truth it." Nothing again. Then, "I truth." Yet again, nothing. And lastly, "I truth you truth we truth." Still nothing.
I therefore conclude and declare that Hugh Hewitt, on September 3, 2006, did create and express a new English language verb: "Truth"
I suppose we might wish to lay out the general form of grammar for this new verb as follows:
I truthThat would cover the present active tense of the verb but there are, of course, other forms to consider. For example:
Past Tense = "I truthed"And we must not forget the adverb that also comes into play. Fortunately, Jesus and the KJV of the Bible have already provided this one for us:
Future Pefect (active) = "will have truthed"
Future Perfect (passive) = "will have been truthed"
Past Progressive = "was being truthed"
"Truly"Thankfully this helps us to avoid the more awkward form, "Truthly." As in, "Truthly, truthly I say unto you . . ."
Of course the word can still be used as a noun but, thanks to Hugh, we may now feel free to write sentences such as the following:
"During deliberations, the jury, following the instructions of the judge, spent several hours truthing the evidence presented by the prosecutor."And, of course, Jesus offers us the final word:
"We hold these truths to be self-evident. That among them are lifeing, libertying and the pursuit of happinessing."
"I promise to truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth."
"You will truth the truth; and the truth that you have truthed will set you free!"Now that all has been said and done there is nothing left to do . . . except to submit this new usage to the editors of the OED!