Conversate and basically

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Wed Jan 24 05:05:59 UTC 2001

Conversate gets 668 hits on Alta Vista.

It leaves a yucky taste in my mouth, though.

Benjamin Barrett
gogaku at

> -----Original Message-----
> Behalf Of Duane Campbell
> Sent: Monday, January 22, 2001 4:09 PM
> In the Ashcroft hearings Judge White used the word "conversate" for
> converse. I didn't think much about it -- a slip brought on by the
> pressures of lights, cameras and obstreperous Senators. But since then I
> have heard it twice more on C-SPAN call ins. (I don't have much of a
> life.) Is this a mistake or growing usage?

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