We are in an age when almost every noun will be turned into a verb sooner or later due to mass laziness. “Amazoning” is the worst verb I’ve heard this week. Sorry, Dave.
So much to object to in this statement.
First, verbing nouns (i.e., functional shifts) is a perfectly normal form of word formation. Are you going to stop using the following verbs: chair, cup, divorce, drink, dress, fool, host, intern, lure, mail, medal, merge, model, mutter, pepper, salt, ship, sleep, strike, style, train, voice, tower, father, commute, source, cushion, contact, and drink? Just to name a few. You don’t like it because it’s new.
It’s not laziness. It’s concision. It takes the phrase to order something from Amazon.com and boils it down to one word.
It also carries social connotations, namely that one is wealthy enough to afford internet access (not a high bar, but there are many who do not have it), digitally literate (not a given among the older generations), and that, because one blithely uses Amazon’s services, one is unconcerned about the company’s employment practices, which have been harshly criticized, or about the impact that online shopping has on local economies and tax bases.
Finally, I don’t know why you’re singling me out. I said I used facebook as verb, not amazon.