I'm reading Vernor Vinge's sci-fi novel Rainbows End, there's a line that use "fred" as a verb:
The language in the Gu/Orozco project, while not poetry, had risen above the level of egregious noise. Robert had a surprising amount of fun working with video effects and network jitter. If their project had been shown in the 1990s, it would have been taken as a work of genius. That was the power of the libraries of clichés and visual gimmicks that lay in their tools. Juan was properly afraid it wouldn't count for much with Chumlig. "We need some added valued or she'll fred us." He Googled up some high schools with manual music programs. "The kids think its a tragic form of gaming," he said. In the end, Robert chatted up student musicians in Boston and southern Chile -- far enough apart to really exercise his network ideas.
Basically, Gu and Orozco teamed up to prepare a project, Chumlig is their teacher. Orozco want to add something more to the project, otherwise he felt Ms Chumlig might be unsatisfied -- "We need some added valued or she'll fred us".
Isn't fred a name something? how come it's used as a verb here?