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mynameisjonas
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Sanchez
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54 Points

Adidas rhymes with Penis

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Started: 1/21/2008 Category: News
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 4,903 times Debate No: 2051
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mynameisjonas

Pro

Adidas, a shoe company, should be sued for millions of dollara because it rhymes with the vulgar word "penis", which, as we all know, is slang for dick. Adidas has disappointed me and I shall never buy a product from them again.
Sanchez

Con

Penis: Pee-nis
Adidas: Uh-dee-duhs

It's not Uh-dee-dis. Adidas does not rhyme with penis, which is not, as you claim, a vulgar word.
Debate Round No. 1
mynameisjonas

Pro

Correction:

Penis=Peeh-niss

Adidas=Ah-dee-diss

Therefore, based on the proper english pronunciation, they rhyme.
Sanchez

Con

Please give a source for the "iss" pronunciation of Adidas. It does not look like it should be pronounced that way, so the burden of proof is on you to show that it is.
Debate Round No. 2
mynameisjonas

Pro

Sanchez, based on your request I called the adidas USA official store number, receiving the response, "Thank you for calling adidas (ah-dee-diss) USA".
Sanchez

Con

Likely a fabricated story, since that's not how it's pronounced. If it's not fabricated, the person you spoe with was simply wrong.

http://www.robertprice.co.uk...

http://inogolo.com...
(the actual german pronunciation has a sound clip there, which obviously does not rhyme with penis. Also, take a look-see at the 'Notes' section there, if you want to see the common US pronunciation.

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com...
Not one person there pronounces it with an iss.

http://underscorebleach.net...

I believe I've proved my point. ISS is clearly not the pronunciation. No one thinks it is except you.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Aniline 3 years ago
Aniline
"Penis" is not a slang word nor is it vulgar.

"Dick" is slang.
Posted by Ironduke 9 years ago
Ironduke
Have we really sunk to this level????
Posted by SJay 9 years ago
SJay
thats one of the stupidest things i've ever seen.

they dont rhyme. and im pretty sure its not slang.
Posted by Ristaag 9 years ago
Ristaag
Gasp! Thanks for enlightening me, mynameisjonas. How DAMN the bastards.
Posted by FunkeeMonk91 9 years ago
FunkeeMonk91
How is "penis" vulgar? And how is "penis" slang for "dick?" It's times like this that I think debate.org needs to require an IQ test before you sign up. Unless, they were trying to be funny, which they failed at as well.
Posted by Off_the_Wall.Paul 9 years ago
Off_the_Wall.Paul
One of the funniest debates this one here.
Posted by kylevd 9 years ago
kylevd
lol, what? this is so stupid. why don't you talk about something that matters, at least a little bit?
Posted by ellyphant 9 years ago
ellyphant
Suing for millions of dollars because of an immature perception of the English language and male anatomy is completely absurd. Not only is your very premise inaccurate (Sanchez is right; the pronunciation is ah-dee-DUS with a flat 'a' tone, not ah dee-DIS), but even if the two did rhyme, it would'nt matter. Should parents be sued for naming their child Regina? Find something more important to debate about, please.
Posted by armychick 9 years ago
armychick
This is the stupidest resolution I've ever seen. I'm voting con because its the worst resoltion ever!!!!!!

Pro stop over thinking things it gets you no where!!!!!
Posted by booyaka 9 years ago
booyaka
How can you debate with 발음? funny.
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