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Conversate Is Not a Word

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Published by Lawrence Hill Books in Chicago .
Written in English


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ISBN 109781569765500

Conversate definition, to have a conversation; converse; talk. See more. A word used by people that spell so badly they have no hope of saying the word converse in normal conversation.

  If you are not given these cues, it may be because your story is not appropriate for the newcomer’s ears or because the situation gets beyond control; it’s not always because your audience was bored. So, if you get a chance to make your point later on, don’t air your annoyance with a petulant, “As I was trying to say a little earlier ”. Laurie McConnell (Conversate is not a word and other abuses of the English language) Wrightwood, California, United States I am a graduate of San Jose State University's Master's of Library and Information Science program (MLIS). I also have a BA in Public and Oral History from California State University San Bernardino.

  I personally hadn’t ever heard the word ‘conversate’ except from some of my ESL students, (no disregard to my students, but they don’t count), until I saw your question. I looked it up and sure enough, there it was. I can’t imagine this word gain. Conversated definition, to have a conversation; converse; talk. See more.


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Funny, sad, angry, and refreshingly honest, Conversate Is Not a Word offers food for thought, encouraging people to improve their lives as well as the culture overall. Weaving her own warring viewpoints into the discussion, Donaldson provides not only comic relief but a window into the complex, contradictory perspectives existing within every member of the black community/5(13).

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saving/5. Funny, sad, angry, and refreshingly honest, Conversate Is Not a Word offers food for thought, encouraging people to improve their lives as well as the culture overall. Weaving her own warring viewpoints into the discussion, Donaldson provides not only comic relief but a window into the complex, contradictory perspectives existing within every member of the black : Chicago Review Press, Incorporated.

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In this noisy cyberspace, filled with think-pieces by thinkers and morons alike, the motivation to write witty musings (if i do say so myself, if i ers: Conversate is not a word: getting away from ghetto. [Jam Donaldson] -- Many black men--from Bill Cosby to Michael Eric Dyson--have spoken out about African American society.

But where are the voices of the women, especially the young, funny, witty, sarcastic ones. Author Jam Donaldson's book "Conversate is Not a Word" Jam Donaldson is an attorney and author of the book Conversate is Not a Word.

She is also creator of the website and the TV show “We’ve Got to Do Better.” She’s based in Washington D.C. Conversate not a word, says who, the same people that MAKE up words, that made up the ENGLISH language.

People evolve, the world evolves, why not the language. Blacks and whites learned and unlearned even extremely well educated people use this word.

It may not be recognized-yet, but that doesnt in itself make it not a word. Conversate is a back-formation from conversation, similar to orientate (which is quite common in the UK), administrate, and others. While some back-formations can even become standard, conversate is decidedly nonstandard. However, it is not surprising that you have heard it used, because it is a word that is employed in some dialects.

Conversate is not a word: getting away from ghetto Item Preview remove-circle Internet Archive Contributor Internet Archive Language English. Includes index Internet Archive Books. Delaware County District Library (Ohio) American : Writing. Conversate is a nonstandard verb that means “to have a conversation.”.

The standard verb (and the one you should use if you want to be correct) is converse. One of the words you can get from the noun conversation is conversationalist: someone who is good at making conversation.

Conversate Is Not a Word by Jam Donaldson,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(52). Funny, sad, angry, and refreshingly honest, Conversate Is Not a Word offers food for thought, encouraging people to improve their lives as well as the culture overall.

Weaving her own warring viewpoints into the discussion, Donaldson provides not only comic relief but a window into the complex, contradictory perspectives existing within every. Funny, sad, and refreshingly honest, this provocative commentary based on the author's award-winning blog explores what is wrong with black culture and what.

That piece of background is the major takeaway from Conversate Is Not a Word, the uninspiring attempt by HGM proprietor Jam Donaldson to cement a 4/   A while ago, I was on a call-in radio program, and one of the callers asked about the words “commentate” and “conversate.” She hadn’t even thought “conversate” was a word until a friend of hers used it, and she laughed, thinking it was a joke, only to realize her friend was using it.

"Conversate" started in the early s as a back formation of "conversation." Merriam-Webster online dictionary has an entry and indicates its non-standard usage (meaning the word isn't really legitimate).

"Conversate" is used intransitively (wit. Ta-Nehisi: So is conversate a word. Jesse Sheidlower: Of course it's a word, the question is, is it acceptable.

There are a lot of things that are acceptable in some situations, and not Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates. Conversate definition is - converse.

How to use conversate in a sentence. Once the word is included in the prestigious dictionaries (oxford, mw), it is an official word. Note however, some words are in the dictionary but they see limited use, because they either haven't yet shedded the coat of very informal (the word is not regarded as acceptable parlance for most situations) or they never will.

The word “Conversate” annoys me. I hear more and more people using this word, which does not exist in the English language. Google “conversate” and literate fun stuff like this pop’s up. New words constantly come into being and others disappear.

We'd all be speaking like Chaucer if it weren't. And I can appreciate that but words like "conversate" are borne out of illiteracy,apathy,laziness and cultural relativism and I don't think that should be the criterion an educated society uses to introduce new words into accepted speech.

CONVERSATE is not a word Page 1 of 3 (1, 2, 3) Sorry I do not care what the dictionary on lines say. Conversate is not a word. I can not believe they allow it in the dictionary. I noticed that it is not used in a sentence. I get emails using the word and I think it is crazy a 50 year old man does not know THAT is not a word.