I've pointed out to him that most English speakers don't have verse as a verb, but that doesn't seem to deter him. And why should it? His friends all use it that way, and I know exactly what he means; there's no miscommunication.
You see where the confusion arises, don't you? The preposition versus sounds like verses.
- Brown verses (sic) the board of education (and he does so regularly)
- Round seven of Pelosi verses (sic) the CIA, no knockout.
- Studies do not typically provide separate outcome statistics for the males versus females included in the samples.
So what are we to make of this? The grammatical facts aside, I think it's interesting that:
- The kids are using it.
- It bugs me.
So why not? I'm not going to bother versing this word anymore (but I'm not going to start using it any time soon either.)