Big bruce:My daughter-in-law uses invite as a noun constantly. I hold my tongue but I just want to yell for Jethro to come for vittles. I don't understand it either. She is a very intelligent woman. She is a college graduate and valedictorian of her class in high school. Oh well, I guess when I get and invite from her I should be sure to bring my jug of moonshine with me. Thread: invitation/invite The use of "Invite" as a noun has been gaining ground , to the point where it has passed unremarked by educated speakers. But the tendency is frowned upon by many members in that thread. Does "bringing my jug of moonshine with me" have anything to do with the use of invite he disapproves of? Or is it just some personal tangent?