Driving home just now (the car radio is like a box of chocolates ...), I heard Hugh White, Professor of Strategic Studies at ANU, being interviewed on the subject of our deteriorating relations in recent days with Indonesia. In reply to one particularly doom-laden question about possible future developments, Prof White took my breath away:
'It's scary,' he said, with an audibly straight face, 'to scenarioise.'
He's not American or anything, either.
'Verbing weirds language.' *
* Hobbes to Calvin, somewhere or other