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lifecon (1)

noun; compounding Compound of the words 'life' and 'conversation' with the clipping of the end of 'conversation' giving the final product 'lifecon'
conversation about life’s issues, such as love interests and personal problems
 
The term was coined after a couple students at Rice passed by a sign at the RMC that read “OwlCon”, which was found later to be a blend of 'Owl' and 'Convention', referring to an annual gaming convention held at Rice University in Houston, TX. When students first began using it, they decided to change the 'con' to mean 'conversation', rather than 'convention' because 'lifecon' came to refer to dialogue that lasted only a few minutes rather than a few hours, as would a convention. The term is used mostly by college students. However, the form in which it was originally seen by the students (OwlCon) is used in the gaming community.
Etymology : Derived from 'life' + 'conversation' with '–versation' clipped
Source : Interlocutor 1: “We need to have lifecon soon!” Interlocutor 2: “We do! So much has happened that I need to update you on!” (Conversation between friends at Duncan College, March 2010)
Last modified: 8 December 2010


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