The Instigator
PryorPirate93
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Losing
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Logical-Master
Con (against)
Winning
64 Points

Bananas are a fruit!!!

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/5/2008 Category: Health
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 3,486 times Debate No: 3083
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PryorPirate93

Pro

First off I know this is a really stupid debate but I'm REALLY bored!!!!
Like I took a TAKS test today and that sucked....anywayz......
Bananas are a fruit because they are a fruit!!!!
Look up banana on dictionary.com!!!!
2nd definition!!!!!!
Good luck to my opponent!!!!!
Logical-Master

Con

Good evening ladies and gentleman. In today's case, the job of the contender will be to negate the instigator's resolution to the fullest extent. Since this is a one round debate, my opponent has no means of clarifying on his case, thus I am allowed to take control of what is to be considered the "definitions."

First, lets look at the topic. It states "bananas are a fruit." One thing comes to mind: Is there such a fruit that is called bananas? The answer is no; there is a fruit classified as a banana, but there is no fruit classified as a bananas. Now, if my opponent were advocating "Bananas are fruits", then his position would seem to be correct.

Second, my opponent provides you with no clear definition of "bananas" and demands that you do his research for him by going to dictionary.com. However, the fact of the matter is that the burden of proof belongs to him; it's his job to prove his case, thus he should be the one to do the research. Not only that, but having reviewed dictionary.com, it does not classify bananas as a fruit. It classifies A banana as A fruit, but there is no such single fruit that is called bananas. Thus, going to dictionary.com would only help my case.

Third, my opponent's only argument in the round "Bananas are a fruit because they are a fruit." This is the "begging the question" fallacy at work; his premise assumes his conclusion is true.

Fourth, there are many things that are classified as bananas. For instance, certain "sizes" of male genitals are often referred to as "bananas." http://www.urbandictionary.com...

Human anatomy is not classified as fruit based on the website my opponent tells you to go to.

Furthermore, on the definition page, this is how "bananas" are defined as:

"Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1) - Cite This Source - Share This
ba�nan�as /bəˈn�nəz/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[buh-nan-uhz] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
–adjective Slang.
1.crazy; deranged: All that chatter is driving me bananas.
2.wildly enthusiastic: The crowd went bananas when the music began."

http://dictionary.reference.com...

In simpler terms, it's an adjective used to describe behavior. One's behavior certainly cannot be defined as "any product of plant growth useful to humans or animals." ( http://dictionary.reference.com... ).

With all of the above taken into consideration, my opponent's case has been thoroughly refuted. Thus, I urge that you vote in favor of my case. Thank you.
Debate Round No. 1
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Posted by s0m31john 7 years ago
s0m31john
Wait.... he took a TAKS test? I've taken the TAKS before, but I lived in Texas. This user lives in Florida, he should be taking the FCAT, which I have taken as well.
Posted by Logical-Master 7 years ago
Logical-Master
There's a reason his account was closed.
Posted by zach12 7 years ago
zach12
funnybrad333, that was the worse assessment of a debate i've ever seen
Posted by funnybrad333 8 years ago
funnybrad333
Funnybrad333 - Voting as a member of debate.org

Conduct - PRO - CON did not conduct himself within the debates intended parameters.

Spelling/Grammar - PRO - PRO's elegant use of punctuation, most notably the exclamation mark, highlights the inner, deep meaning of his words.

Arguments - PRO - CON did not debate the resolution in any way, and therefore all his points are dropped. Thus, PRO has obviously lost.

Sources - TIE - Although PRO offered sources, they had no pertinence to the resolution, hence their lack of value.
Posted by sweatycreases2 8 years ago
sweatycreases2
LOGICAL MASTER, YOU SUCH THE CRAZY BOOMSANG. I VOTED CON.

LOVE THANKS,
NOOK
Posted by Danielle 8 years ago
Danielle
Logical-Master, I found your style of debating this topic highly entertaining lol. If there were such things as debate teams on this website, I'd definitely want you on mine based on your interesting spin and presentation of facts in this particular challenge. Nice job -- you've got my vote!
Posted by SportsGuru 8 years ago
SportsGuru
I just love the high-class people this site can attract!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by mass_debater 8 years ago
mass_debater
ok well i might just leave. enjoy your lives of lingual masterbation, feel free to call me whenever you lose your respective virginities, we'll party or something to celebrate. or we could sit around reading the thesaurus. your call.
Posted by mass_debater 8 years ago
mass_debater
seriously, this is wearing thin for me, are you gonna ban me soon or what?
Posted by mass_debater 8 years ago
mass_debater
your other joke was much funnier dude, shoulda stopped there.
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