Today's dine.That zero-derivation from to dine sounded a little forced to me, like an ad writer trying too hard to be pithy or something, but it's the inside that got me:
Then dine out by 6/30/07 and earn 250 Bonus Miles on every qualified dine of $25 or more.That's just outright impossible for me. Maybe this is restaurant-reviewer language or something?
The bigger issue is aesthetic reactions to language change. I think we all have them, sometimes reaching the level of established pet peeves. Indeed, English Jack has just posted on a similar topic, here.
Update, Friday 2:00 pm: Jan Freeman has a distantly related piece on airline language, here.
Image from here. It's Paul Signac's "Dining Room".