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    To DIY

    Is it correct to use DIY as a verb, like in "I DIY-ed last weekend" or "We have been DIY-ing and barbecuing all weekend". How about "He is a good do-it-yourselfer"? Is it American or British spoken English only? Do these words carry any ironic or negative connotation? Many thanks!


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    Re: To DIY

    Quote Originally Posted by Nashorn View Post

    1. Is it correct to use DIY as a verb, like in "I DIY-ed last weekend" or "We have been DIY-ing and barbecuing all weekend".

    2. How about "He is a good do-it-yourselfer"?

    3. Is it American or British spoken English only?

    4. Do these words carry any ironic or negative connotation?

    Many thanks!
    1. Sure, it's correct, Nashorn, but I don't think that it's all that common.

    2. That's fine.

    3. It's used in NaE but I don't know about BrE.

    4. There's nothing inherent in the words themselves but it could be made to seem ironic or negative with the tone used.

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