scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Re: Webelos and Sheep
Jim Peterson (jpeterson@TZNET.COM
Fri Feb 04 2000 - 16:56:05 CST
Some words can be used as verbs, nouns, or adjectives, depending on
the context of their use. For example:
The Scout (noun) left the scout (adjective) camp to scout (verb)
for signs of wildlife.
Now I don't think that Webelos could be used as a verb, but it
certainly describes a kind of Scout when used in the phrase "Webelos
Scout" and (proper or not) is a noun when used in the sentence "My son
is a Webelos."
Similarly, I would thank you not to wolf down your food, as it is more
than I can bear.
Jim Peterson Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 379, Blenker, WI
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From: Forshaw <dtlfor@BRIGHT.NET>
To: SCOUTS-L@LISTSERV.TCU.EDU <SCOUTS-L@LISTSERV.TCU.EDU>
Date: Friday, February 04, 2000 4:31 PM
Subject: Re: Webelos and Sheep
>I'm not sure about that. Wolf and Bear are obviously nouns, but we
>about Wolf Dens and Bear Dens. There is some grammar term
>that is used for nouns used in this way.
>> Actually the word Webelos is an adjective, a word used to describe
>> something: Webelos Scout, Webelos Den Leader, Webelos Den, Webelos
>> this, Webelos that.