English is evolving, and to keep up with the times, some nouns are becoming verbs. One such noun-verb is "impact."
"Linguists call this 'functional shift,' when a word moves from one part of speech to another," said Anne Curzan, a professor of English specializing in linguistics at the University of Michigan.
Although this isn't a new phenomenon, technology seems to be having an influence on the switch. With search engines came the phrase "to Google something," and now we can "friend" or "un-friend" others.