October 14, 2008 Urban Word of the Day
requesting something indirectly by way of a question
note: this is distinguished from a regular question because the answer is usually obvious
"are those peanut m&m's?" (requestion)
"yes, would you like some?"
It is a phrase, often provided by your significant other, that on first hearing it - sounds like a question, but on closer examination is a request where the answer is almost always "yes dear".
Requestion: Honey, this weekend, would you mind handing the new curtains?
Only response: Yes dear.