A friend recently wrote to me to complain about people using the transitive verb "invite" instead of the noun "invitation". I answered, "I know Miss Digman would turn over in her grave if she heard it!" I know that I would never use it, but in checking several sources, I learned that it is, unbelievably, in common usage. There again, I thought it was JUST Fayette County usage.
Thank goodness that my SACRED book, The Oxford Dictionary Of The English Language, lists the usage of "invite" as a noun "colloquial".