Requestion

What does Requestion mean?

A ‘Requestion’ is a question that’s really a request.

Requestion is a clever way to ask for something while making it seem like a question. Imagine your friend is munching on some chips, and you ask, “Are those chips tasty?” What you’re really doing is expressing a desire for some chips without directly asking for them. This is a requestion.

This indirect form of communication is often used when people want to be polite. The idea is that asking directly might come off as rude, so they use a requestion instead.

It’s a common technique in many relationships, especially among couples. Take for instance, a girlfriend might ask her boyfriend, “Is our bedroom too messy?” What she’s really saying is, “Can you clean up our bedroom?” It’s not a direct command but a requestion.

So, a requestion is all about phrasing a request as a question. It’s a subtle and polite way to ask for something without being too direct or demanding.

Example for using ‘Requestion’ in a conversation

Hey, did you happen to see my phone charger anywhere? ๐Ÿ“ฑ

Hmm, not sure. Why do you ask? ๐Ÿค”

Oh, no reason. Just wondering if you’ve seen it around. ๐Ÿ˜…

Gotcha. Well, I haven’t seen it, but I’ll keep an eye out for you. ๐Ÿ‘€