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lawyerkid13
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kenicks
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A hood is a hat.

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Started: 1/25/2008 Category: Society
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Voting Period
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lawyerkid13

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I would like to star by saying that a hood is in fact a hat and if you do not believe this is trur then please accept this debate.
kenicks

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Hoods and hats are two compltetely different forms of headwear. While both cover the head, a hood is primarily found on coats, sweatshirts, and more popularly these days, "hoodies". Hoods are merely pieces of other articles of clothing, mainly for colder weather, that assist in keeping the head warm along with the torso.

Hats are a wider spectrum of headgear. Hats come in many different styles and shapes, while hoods are nearly always seen as amorphous blobs, made of the same material that its attatched clothing is made of. Styles of hats vary as such:

Baseball caps
Knitted winter hats
Leather caps
Cowboy hats
Fitted caps
Chef hats
Skater hats
Pork Pie hats
Straw hats
Newsboy caps
Top hats
Crotchet hats
Cloche hats
Stovepipe hats

The list goes on. I will go deeper into this later, and await my opponent's first rebuttal.
Debate Round No. 1
lawyerkid13

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thanks for accepting this debate.

I will start by stating the definition of hood and hat.(dictionary.com)

:A hood is a shaped covering for the head, usually with a crown and brim, esp. for wear outdoors.

:a soft or flexible covering for the head and neck, either separate or attached to a cloak, coat, or the like.

therefore since a hood is a shaped covering for the head then the hood must be a hat.
kenicks

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I would like to counterattack your argument of definitions, and that they are in fact not the same; you state that a hat is a "shaped covering for the head, usually with a crown and brim, esp. for wear outdoors.", and that a hood is a a "soft or flexible covering for the head and neck, either separate or attached to a cloak or coat" And that you claim that these two definitions are relative to each other based on one condition; they both are shaped coverings for the head.

Because one definition is relative to another, doesnt mean that they are the same things. A cookie a cupcake are both edible, but they are not the same. A book and a webpage can both be read, but are not the same. Los Angeles and Atlanta are both places, but are not the same. They are not exact copies, but share certain subcategoires; cookies and cupcakes are both foods (although at times oversweetened and fattening), books and (educational) webpages are both forms of literature, Los Angeles and Atlanta are both cities. Hoods and hats are both kinds of headgear, but are not exact copies. Hoods are not hats.

Hats can be worn year-round. Winter hats in the fall and spring, baseball caps in the spring and summer. Hoods can be only worn when the cloak, coat or sweatshirt is appropriate; how many hoods do you see being donned in the heat of the summer?

Also, the process of sale is different. Hats are sold individually, as their own product, nothing more. Hoods are sold in connection with the coat or sweatshirt, with the focus not being on the style of hood or hat, but on the torso-wear. How many single hoods do you see raking in profits? If so, let me know.

Hats are hats. Hoods are hoods. Hoods are not hats, and hats are not hoods.
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