Saturday, October 18, 2008

Heard on NPR

As I was listening to NPR the other day, I heard a verb form I'd never heard before. A woman was talking about something she wasn’t sure how to do, but she did it anyway. How did she manage? “I completely wung it.”

Sure, it sounds silly, but what are the alternatives? Winged it? Wang it? Is "to wing it" possibly a verb that doesn’t have a past-tense form?