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Nonversation

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DEFINITION: v. To engage in conversation while using a technical device, like a TV or computer, to keep you sharp, in case the discussion gets dull. n. A two-way conversation which is technically one-sided.

Pronunciation: nänvərsāshən

Sentence: If Bill is on the computer or the TV is on Sally can count on a lively nonversation.

Etymology: non (not) + conversation (the informal exchange of ideas by spoken words)

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Oneversation: /won ver say shun/ Sally knew that a conversation with Leonard was impossible due to his dependence on tecnical toys, so it would have to be another oneversation. They no longer had exchanges, they had x-boxchanges. They didn't dialogue, they monologued. Even their lovelife was virtual...virtually non-existant. She needed a real man to fill the droid-void of her present partner. Maybe she should try e-harmony??? Etymology: One (single, alone) & Conversation (the use of speech for informal exchange of views or ideas or information etc.) Created by: Nosila.
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Carla Gadchat: /gaj-chat/ Tim was inseparable from his gadgets. He could not put them down, even to talk to his nearest and dearest. As a result of bitter experience, his family would try to impart important information only during gaps in the gadchat (channel changes, game loading). Yet Tim invariably forgot - or never knew - much of what he had been told. Etymology: gad (to move restlessly or aimlessly from one place to another) + chat. Wordplay on 'gadget'. Created by: Carla.
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Mechonversation: /mek kon ver say shun/ Gary always conducted a mechonversation with his wife...that way he could multitask and play some useful game while she nagged him about the time he wasted. Etymology: Mechanized (the condition of having a highly technical implementation; the act of implementing the control of equipment with advanced technology; usually involving electronic hardware) & Conversation (the use of speech for informal exchange of views or ideas or information etc.) Created by: Nosila.
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Comments:

ErWenn - 2007-01-11: 20:23:00
I like this definition. If there were a good word (or phrase, more likely) for this, I'd actually consider using it. Same with yesterday's.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-01-12: 04:34:00
Hey Erwin, Thanks for the complement on the definition. I appreciate your feedback! So which word are you going to use? Maybe Faultitasking or Digitalk? How about Flipversation? Or if you want something short -- Gabget? ~ James

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