When did "invite" become a noun? It sure can cause some confusion when written by someone who is otherwise only semi-literate.

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When did "invite" become a noun? It sure can cause some confusion when written by someone who is otherwise only semi-literate.

Well, at least since Mott The Hoople extorted us to "Roll away the stone":
There=3Fs a rockabilly party on Saturday night
Are you gonna be there?
(Well I got my invite)
Gonna bring your records?
(Ohh, will do)

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When did "invite" become a noun? It sure can cause some confusion when written by someone who is otherwise only semi-literate. Stephen Oakes

1659, according to MWCD.
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There=3Fs a rockabilly party on Saturday night Are you gonna be there? (Well I got my invite) Gonna bring your records? (Ohh, will do)

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There=3Fs a rockabilly party on Saturday night Are you gonna be there? (Well I got my invite) Gonna bring your records? (Ohh, will do)

Remember when kids spoke of taking their 45s to school, they meant records?

Now'days most of them still have records.

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When did "invite" become a noun?

1659, says Merriam-Webster 11th.
It sure can cause some confusion when written by someone who is otherwise only semi-literate.

How so? Are you not sure whether you are invited?

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Stephen Oakes wrote on 04 Mar 2005:
When did "invite" become a noun? It sure can cause some confusion when written by someone who is otherwise only semi-literate.

Lo, these long, long years: "I got me an invite to the Wite Haus" is not an infrequent sentence among Texans and others of the president's persuasion.

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When did "invite" become a noun? It sure can cause some confusion when written by someone who is otherwise only semi-literate.

1659, according to MWCD.

And OED. Unless you disapprove of their "nonce" appellation for 1615's "The Lamprey swims to his Lords invites (natat ad magistrum delicata murena), The Bedel the knowne Mullet cites."

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1659, according to MWCD.

...as slang?
According to The New Webster Encyclopedic Dictionary (1971) it is "Genteel slang".
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In any case, I have not noticed it used in such a manner until the past few (10?) years. I guess it's a USAian thing, gradually creeping into real English.

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