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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.

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Mechonversation

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mek kon ver say shun

Sentence: 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.)

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Nonversation

artr

Created by: artr

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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Faultitask

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /'fol-tE-"task/

Sentence: Natasha liked to pretend that she could check her messages on her cell phone while listening to the lecture, but her teacher knew that she was merely faultitasking.

Etymology: From faulty + multitasking

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COMMENTS:

My teachers hate when I'm faultitasking. Thank goodness I have a laptop so they can't tell. I'm sure my marks would suffer if the knew... - wordmeister, 2007-01-11: 09:50:00

Trust me, they know. As a teacher, I can say that with confidence. What gets on teachers' nerves is not so much when you aren't paying attention but when you're being obvious about it. It's the same difference between trying not to get into a conversation with someone you don't like at a party and actively ignoring everything they say. - ErWenn, 2007-01-11: 20:17:00

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Talktask

Created by: sodium

Pronunciation: tok-task

Sentence: Peter, addicted as he was to the Ernest movies, preferred to talktask while they were playing.

Etymology: talk + task to multitask, where one of the tasks is conversation

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Ignisten

kaenif

Created by: kaenif

Pronunciation:

Sentence:

Etymology: ignore + listen

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Comediate

Created by: IanArcher

Pronunciation: ko-MEE-dee-ate

Sentence: She was all blah blah blah talking talking, and so I turned on the stereo to comediate.

Etymology: from "co-" and "media," with a semi-intentional sonic similarity to "comedy."

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Surfbanter

Created by: Alchemist

Pronunciation: SERF-ban-tuhr

Sentence: The other day when I was surfbantering with Jane, I got an offer from Nigeria that sounded really good.

Etymology: surf + banter

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Converstraction

Created by: allwise

Pronunciation: con-ver-strac-shen

Sentence: While Kate attempted a conversation, Peter was watching TV, making it a more one-sided converstraction.

Etymology: conversation + distraction

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Preconverse

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: pre-con-vers

Sentence: "Rachel, do you want me to preconverse this to you? I remember every word. I'll even add some beat."

Etymology:

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Dyschatsia

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: dis-CHAT-see-ah

Sentence: He's got dyschatsia so bad that he can listen to his wife, play World of Warcraft, and watch TV at the same time.

Etymology: See "dyslexia."

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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