Eager to find out more about this provocative-sounding verb, I poked around to get to the bottom of it.
It turns out the copulative verbs are not the verbs you might think. Doink is not a copulative verb. Neither is bone, poke, or grind. Copulate isn't even one. Copulative verb is another term for linking verb.
Do you remember linking verbs? They are, among others, such unassuming verbs such as is, are, was, were, and am.
Linking verbs are about connecting words together, not about actions.
For example, in the following example, are connects you and beautiful. (The example should be read in a Barry White-like voice.)
Baby, you are beautiful.
But, when you think about it, that’s really what copulative verbs should be about. Sure, words love a bit of action, but the focus should really be on the bond formed between them.
Let’s just hope they use commas for protection.