Re: TO SHIP
I have often thought of posting this particular meaning of ship as well - I hear it a lot during various interactions on social media. I've only heard it and seen it in relation to fictional couples or would-be couples, e.g., "I ship Spock/Uhura!" or "Not me. I ship Kirk/Spock." Is it used for real-life couples, too? If so, I've never run across it. It's always been in relation to a particular fandom such as Star Trek, Star Wars, Harry Potter, and so on.
"If you take hyphens seriously, you will surely go mad" - Oxford University Press style manual