Can you during ? Is during something you can do ? Can you the ? Is there someone theing outside the window right now? Can you summer ? Do your obnoxious neighbors keep you up until 2 . because they are summering ? Can you my ? What does a person do when she's mying ? Can you poodle ? Show me what poodling is. Can you pant ? Bingo! Sure you can! Run five miles and you'll be panting. Can you and ? Of course not! But can you drool ? You bet—although we don't need a demonstration of this ability. In the sentence above, therefore, there are two action verbs: pant and drool .
Serendipity is used as a sociological method in Anselm L. Strauss ' and Barney G. Glaser 's Grounded Theory , building on ideas by sociologist Robert K. Merton , who in Social Theory and Social Structure (1949) referred to the " serendipity pattern " as the fairly common experience of observing an unanticipated, anomalous and strategic datum which becomes the occasion for developing a new theory or for extending an existing theory. Robert K. Merton also coauthored (with Elinor Barber ) The Travels and Adventures of Serendipity  which traces the origins and uses of the word "serendipity" since it was coined. The book is "a study in sociological semantics and the sociology of science", as the subtitle of the book declares. It further develops the idea of serendipity as scientific "method" (as juxtaposed with purposeful discovery by experiment or retrospective prophecy).