Date: Mon, 9 Sep 1996 22:19:03 -0400

From: Ron Butters RonButters[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM

Subject: new verb?

Heard on a local piedmont, North Carolina, TV station, concerning the

feelings of an 81-year-old man about the fact that Hurricane Fran had blown

the steeple off a Wilmington, NC, baptist church: "He had seen all of his

children baptized in that church, and his wife was funeralized there as

well." Is this a new usage? Do you suppose he and the now-deceased wife were

nuptialized in that church, too?