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Lets conversate

Posted by on Jan. 29, 2013 at 8:10 PM
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English experts, is conversate a word? I say no because the correct word is converse but an acquaintance keeps arguing that it is in the Webster dictionary.

What say you?
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JacksMom1221
by Platinum Member on Jan. 29, 2013 at 8:12 PM
No. It's converse. Conversation is the act (ation) of conversing.
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southernjess3
by on Jan. 29, 2013 at 8:12 PM

its converse. and everytime i see " what say you" my mind freaks out. how is that a proper term/ question? how??

My-mono-twins
by on Jan. 29, 2013 at 8:13 PM

 I make up words all the time...lol, My kids think its funny

JacksMom1221
by Platinum Member on Jan. 29, 2013 at 8:14 PM
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The one that bugs me is "orientate." Not a word! It's supposed to be orient.

Quoting southernjess3:

its converse. and everytime i see " what say you" my mind freaks out. how is that a proper term/ question? how??

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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Jan. 29, 2013 at 8:15 PM
conversate..sex on the first date.....
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jan. 29, 2013 at 8:16 PM
YES it is a word, which is why it IS listed in the dictionary.

The question is whether it is proper English, and the answer is No, it is not.
.ChiMama.
by Gold Member on Jan. 29, 2013 at 8:16 PM
It's an old fashioned way to ask what do you say. It's old but not wrong.


Quoting southernjess3:

its converse. and everytime i see " what say you" my mind freaks out. how is that a proper term/ question? how??


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.ChiMama.
by Gold Member on Jan. 29, 2013 at 8:19 PM
So if it is not proper, why is it in the dictionary?


Quoting Anonymous:

YES it is a word, which is why it IS listed in the dictionary.



The question is whether it is proper English, and the answer is No, it is not.

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Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jan. 29, 2013 at 8:20 PM
No, its not a word. People have been using "conversate" instead of "converse" so it is now looked at as a word. It drives me mad to hear people use that word right up there along with "very unique". I'd say those are probably 2 of my biggest pet peeves.
southernjess3
by on Jan. 29, 2013 at 8:22 PM


bootylicous is in the dictonary too.

Quoting .ChiMama.:

So if it is not proper, why is it in the dictionary?


Quoting Anonymous:

YES it is a word, which is why it IS listed in the dictionary.



The question is whether it is proper English, and the answer is No, it is not.



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