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Just hilarious, Bob. Isn't it the truth? I can understand Facebook keeping people in touch, but I really can't understand Twitter where the messages seem so trite. Each to his or her own, I guess.
 
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I've not been on Twitter - but if the banality of the conversations is as suggested I don't think I'll bother.

I seems to be a fact that most conversations are rather banal - be they online or in the pub.


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Is the converse of a conversation a proversation?

Asa, who prefers his twitters coming from birds
 
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Is the converse of a conversation a proversation?



Only if it contains proverbs (as opposed to converbs).
 
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When did people start to "conversate", instead of "talk"?


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Somebody I know says, "I don't twitter. I often twitch, but I don't twitter."

That says it all for me.

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Converse is a brand of athletic shoe. Does Twitter smell as perverse as Converse?
 
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Perverse is the limerick game


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When did people start to "conversate", instead of "talk"?

1973
 
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Amazing. I thought it was more recent than that.


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I didn't know conversate is an actual word. Have you heard it is used? The sources I read said it was slang.
 
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I didn't know conversate is an actual word. Have you heard it is used? The sources I read said it was slang.


Slang words are still words. There's a blog called Conversate is not a word, which ironically plays sound files of many examples of the word conversate - or at least it used to.
 
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That was an interesting site. I just got caught up in doing a quiz to see "How Dumb are You?" I got all done (fun questions!), and they wanted my name, address, and phone number before I could get my results. Of course I wasn't about to give that, so I quit. Too bad because I would have liked to have seen my results!
 
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they wanted my name, address, and phone number before I could get my results. Of course I wasn't about to give that, so I quit.

Couldn't you lie?


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Yes, I could have, I suppose. That's why I am not good on the Internet. I am not a good liar.

I really wanted to know how dumb I am though. It was one of those quizzes where all the questions were trick questions.
 
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I just tried, but they could tell I was lying. Oh well. I probably don't want to know how dumb I am anyway!
 
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At least you're not dumb enough to fall for their ploy.


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I stumbled on this thread and it led me to this one.


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