I was watching the tv coverage of the Olympics this morning and the commentator for the cycling time trials suggested that one of our cyclists might podium today. Podium?? As a verb?? I’m sure that used to be a noun – a word for a platform/dais/rostrum etc. Looks like it’s the latest word to have been hijacked by the sports world to save them time during their commentaries – winning a medal is now ‘medalling’ and in Formula 1 racing, going in for a pit stop is now ‘pitting’.
Which noun will be next to be turned into a verb? Answers on a postcard.. Or should I say ‘postcard me’?