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Sylux
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silntwaves
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Debate.org should be abbreviated as D.O

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/1/2009 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Voting Period
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Sylux

Pro

Why, do you ask? No? Well I'm going to tell you anyway.
DDO (the abbreviation for debate.org) is also the abbreviation for the MMORPG Dungeons and Dragons: Online. This is confusing. Seriously.
silntwaves

Con

This doesn't even say why Debate.org should be abbreviated. Just because MMORPG is abbreviated doesn't mean it is technically right to abbreviate everything. (or to abbreviate Debate.org) Sure it saves time, but in the long run your talking to me anyway, so go ahead and say Debate.org.

I think people abbreviate it because everyone else does. And their to lazy to say the whole thing.

O.o
Debate Round No. 1
Sylux

Pro

Thanks for taking me on in this pointless argument.

First and foremost, I'm a wiener so I'm going to point out some mistakes in your spelling/grammar.

"...everything. (or to abbreviate Debate.org)..."
The parenthesis should go behind the initial period.

"...run your talking to me anyway..."
"Your" should be spelled as "you're".

"And their to lazy to say the whole thing."
"Their" should be "they're", "to" should be "too", and I don't think "and" should start a sentence (though I'm not sure if it's correct or not in this particular circumstance).

Laziness is just in human nature. Sure, you can fight it, and in some cases even control it completely but it is, nevertheless, a built-in function of ours. Abbreviations not only save time, but also provides a feeling of near superiority by being able to say something while many people question what the thing you are referring to stands for. I stand firmly with D.O.
silntwaves

Con

First and foremost, I'm a wiener so I'm going to point out some mistakes in your spelling/grammar."

You are a weiner. :] We are debating Debate.org should be abbreviated as D.O
Not who has the better spelling or grammar in this debate. The information you stated in your last argument is irrelevant and is left up to the audience watching, (hi mom.)

Could you provide a source or an instance when when it a mere abbreviation makes you feel superior? Other than yourself as an example. And if you really want to save time, if you say Debate.org, you will avoid having to say what the "abbreviation" stands for.

I think in the end, saying Debate.org really is the way to go. It takes more time to say, but in the end your only saying 3 syllables and 9 letters. I think the whole conversation of Debate.org and what it stands for, what it is, ect. would take more time.

Looking forward to a response, Pro.
Debate Round No. 2
Sylux

Pro

I am a huge wiener and I belong in a delicious chilli-cheese dog.
My opponent asked me to state one instance where abbreviations made me feel superior, and to that I reply: OPEC. Often in History class my teacher and I engage in wonderful conversations with one another about current events and cultures and economical things of the nature. One time we were talking about OPEC and its absurd prices, to which many of the students replied "what the f*** are they talkin' about, mane?"
Okay, I've got nothin' else to pull out of my rump. You pretty much win, but my opinion still stands.
silntwaves

Con

silntwaves forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Zetsubou 7 years ago
Zetsubou
Tell someone to vote, srsly.
Posted by Zetsubou 7 years ago
Zetsubou
Tell someone to vote, srsly.
Posted by Sylux 7 years ago
Sylux
It seems a footprint has mysteriously appeared on my rump and with it associates a feeling of pressure, stinging, and pain... Hmm... I wonder...
Posted by gravyalsohadaname 7 years ago
gravyalsohadaname
muhhha!
Posted by silntwaves 7 years ago
silntwaves
Im gonna kick ur butt. haha :]
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Vote Placed by omelet 7 years ago
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