To have a conversation to converse.
Contrary to popular belief the word conversate is a real word and has had a place in the websters dictionary since 1973.
The word may in fact be older than many people who state that only white trash, illogical idiots use the word.
The word Conversate is formed through a process in etymology known as back-formation. Many literary geniuses of their time used back- formation such as but not limited to Shakespeare.
Also many common and accepted words in both English and other languages all over the world contain common words that are formed through back formation.
Many ignorant individuals could learn a thing or two by studying up on both the word conversate, and other back-formations before criticizing and making a generalization about a word and the people who choose to use it.
I would like to conversate with you.
We had conversated about that yesturday.
A word used by backwards, ignorant, illiterate inner city trash who mean to say 'converse'.
"Yo, I just needs to conversate witcha!"
To which I replied, "No, you need to _converse_ with me, you dumb shit-eating fuckhead!"
there is no such word
there is no such word as conversate
Unfortunately to all of the educated people conversate is now in the dictionary.
v. to socialize and chat; to converse with another
It is still classified as slang, but it is in the dictionary. Trust me I'm just as upset as you are.
We can sit here and conversate about some things.
- to talk, discuss or converse
- Ebonics version of the intransitive verb “converse”; urban hybrid of the two words “converse” and “conversation”
Conversate for a few, cause in a few, we gon' do
What we came to do, ain't that right boo (truuuueee)
Notorious B.I.G. - Big Poppa – 1994
It could be in my place (On my place)
Or your place (Or your place)
And we could let our body conversate
Black Eyed Peas – The Way U Make Me Feel - 1998
Tell me can we conversate
So we can get to learn each other
I don't think that we should wait
If this is a forever thing
Case – Conversate - 2001
a non-word that drug dealers, and uneducated social rejects made popular in their own circles, by mis-pronouncing the word converse.
i forgot to further my career, and do anything positive with my life. but i did conversate with my parole officer about me not paying my child support with my drug earnings. now im back in jail where i belong.
Is a word that is supposed to be a verb deriving from a mutation of "converse" and "conversation. It is in the dictionary as "non-standard except in some dialects".
Some may believe this entry in the dictionary gives the word validity. It doesn't. Any slang or bastardized word embraced by popular culture could end up in the dictionary with this definition. That in no way means that it is a legitimate word.
From the same school as "irregardless" or "ain't". An example was given above to attempt to legitimize this word by quoting rap songs. Ridiculous. Is "Sizzurp" a real English word too?
The type of sentence you might hear from someone who believes this is a word:
"I don't speak English that good but I'm gonna conversate wit cha irregardless"
Conversate = for many having a conversation. However the correct term according to the so called grammatically correct is to "converse."
Someone wrote an unecessary and rude explanation stereotyping inner city individuals for use of the word conversate.
In their defense I would like to note the following:
Personally I'm caucasian and not from the inner city. I went to Princeton. Many of my colleagues, ( also not from the inner city) used the word conversate. However converse is the proper phrase which actually reminds me of the sneakers converse.
Conversate should be added to regular to end all bias. It's easy to determinewhere the word is derived from and what is mean when a person uses the term. At the end of the day a word is just a word because someone made it to mean one thing based on interpretation. New words are formed everyday which should have no reference to slang unless they have no real structure of evident meaning. Spread peace. :-)
To pass time between lectures my friends and I would conversate about politics.
But to appease the minds of sensitive scholars....
To pass time between lectures my friends and I would converse about politics.