Ranters vs Banters - What's the difference?
As a noun ranters
As a verb banters is
Good-humoured, playful, typically spontaneous conversation.
- It seemed like I'd have to listen to her playful banter for hours.
To engage in banter or playful conversation.
To play or do something amusing.
To tease (someone) mildly.
* Washington Irving
* Charlotte Brontë
- Hag-ridden by my own fancy all night, and then bantered on my haggard looks the next day.
To joke about; to ridicule (a trait, habit, etc.).
- Mr. Sweeting was bantered about his stature—he was a little man, a mere boy in height and breadth compared with the athletic Malone
To delude or trick; to play a prank upon.
* Daniel De Foe
- If they banter' your regularity, order, and love of study, ' banter in return their neglect of them.
(transitive, US, Southern and Western, colloquial) To challenge to a match.
- We diverted ourselves with bantering several poor scholars with hopes of being at least his lordship's chaplain.
* (tease) kid, wind up