It really really bugs me to hear people use nouns as verbs. Statements like "We gifted them a book" or "I birthed my son" make me want to cringe. Such verbal monstrosities are even more annoying to me than split infinitives or the ubiquitous "this is where we are AT", which I now hear even during faculty meetings.
More often than not, people who torture English in this way don't speak any other language. I mean, if it's your only language, could you make a little effort to get it right?
I'm very grumpy today.