In 2004, a French author wrote a book without using a single verb.

Le Train de Nulle Part (The Train from Nowhere) is a book that takes place on a train. It features flowery prose and, in lieu of any action, is limited to a narrator describing and criticizing the passengers on the train.

The author, under the pseudonym Michel Thaler, wrote this book as part of a crusade against verbs. He says that the verb is an “invader, dictator and usurper of our literature”. He even staged a funeral, to ceremonially “bury” the verb.

“The verb is like a weed in a field of flowers. You have to get rid of it to allow the flowers to grow and flourish. Take away the verbs and the language speaks for itself”.

Somehow, 300 people attended Thaler’s mock funeral for the verb at Sorbonne University in Paris, France. Imagine sending invitations for a mock funeral without using verbs!


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