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mylittlemonster
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The Contender
Theunkown
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Claustrophobia should be the fear of Santa Claus

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Theunkown
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 11/18/2014 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 496 times Debate No: 65374
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mylittlemonster

Pro

Claus is in Claustrophobic. Case Closed. We can change the fear of small spaces to "SmallSpacesphobia" and that can be that.
Theunkown

Con

Pro's argument is that since Claus is in the word Claustrophobia, the word should mean the fear of Santa Claus.

Smallspacesphobia sounds really wrong, Pro knows that which is why he put that word in the quotation marks.

Homophobia means fear of Homo sexuals, however Homo (which is in Homophobia) can also be interpreted as the biological genus known as Homo, aka Humans. Modern Humans are Homo Sapiens. Which would result in the fact that Homophobia may also mean fear of Humans.

So we do not always have to take things literally, especially in a language such as english which has been invaded by more fancypants lanugages such as Latin, Greek and languages rooted from the two.

I ask Pro to share how many people in the world fear santa claus, to see if it is worthwhile trying to replace a well known and understood word which would require re-education and will cause linguistic confustions.
Debate Round No. 1
mylittlemonster

Pro

You win. It's actually called Santaphobia which is much more appropriate.
Theunkown

Con

Honourable forfeiture. Not Bad.
Debate Round No. 2
mylittlemonster

Pro

BUT WHO WAS PHONe?!
Theunkown

Con

eh wut m8?
Debate Round No. 3
mylittlemonster

Pro

WHY DO WHALES EXPLODe?
Debate Round No. 4
mylittlemonster

Pro

mylittlemonster forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
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Vote Placed by chewster911 2 years ago
chewster911
mylittlemonsterTheunkownTied
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Reasons for voting decision: Trolololo.... Since Pro forfeited honorarily (which is extremely rare on DDO) I will not take conduct points from him.