The Instigator
CloudApex
Pro (for)
Winning
4 Points
The Contender
ejoseph061901
Con (against)
Losing
0 Points

Dragon is a viable word in the Oxford English Dictionary.

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CloudApex
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/6/2014 Category: Education
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 345 times Debate No: 56156
Debate Rounds (5)
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CloudApex

Pro

First round is for acceptance.

I understand that the proposition may appear diluted or particularly one-sided, but I am looking forward to a good, fruitful debate.

There are 5 rounds in this debate.

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ejoseph061901

Con

I accept this debate.
Debate Round No. 1
CloudApex

Pro

Any word that the Oxford English Dictionary enlists is one that has been proposed by a credible member of literacy and vernacular. It is subjected to one of many adjudicators who judge the viability of the word with the attached definition. If it passes a few or more of these professionally trained adjudicators it will be passed on to a man who makes a final judgement call as to whether or not the definition will suffice.

Therefore, since the word dragon is clearly present, it exists.
ejoseph061901

Con

ejoseph061901 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
ejoseph061901

Con

ejoseph061901 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
ejoseph061901

Con

It is not a viable word.
Debate Round No. 4
CloudApex

Pro

My opponent gave NIL reasoning as to why he supports his stance. My arguments stand and I have nothing to rebut.

Extend.
ejoseph061901

Con

It is not a viable word.
Debate Round No. 5
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Vote Placed by Themba 2 years ago
Themba
CloudApexejoseph061901Tied
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Total points awarded:40 
Reasons for voting decision: Conduct loss due to Con's forfeiture. Arguments were clear, Pro wins because all Con did was just to say 'it is not a viable word'.S & G was for the copy and paste between R4 & R5