The Instigator
slammin
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The Contender
left_wing_mormon
Con (against)
Losing
30 Points

"H Comes Before B in The Alphabet"

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/11/2008 Category: Education
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 2,933 times Debate No: 3593
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slammin

Pro

The title says it all. :) This is just a short and fun debate for anybody who would like to debate this topic. :) Since you would be "Con", your job is to disprove the above statement.
left_wing_mormon

Con

Hello.
I would like to start by saying, thank you slammin for starting this debate, as I believe this is a very important issue, espically in todays soceity.

One flaw in the title, as you have said the title "says it all", it lacks further discription and detail. Which language are we talking about. In the english alphabet, the second letter to appear (in the correct order of symbols we call letters) in the alphabet is in fact, the letter "B". If that is the second letter, and the first letter, ofcourse using common knowledge, is "A" than there is no room for any letter, yet alone "H" to appear.

To help expalin how the english alphabet works in further detail: http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk...

Thanks again for allowing me to accept this debate, as it is important for Americas youth to acknowledge this issue and learn more.
Debate Round No. 1
slammin

Pro

"Which language are we talking about."

Language doesn't matter, because we are talking about 'The Alphabet'.

'The Alphabet' is in English. Also, we use English on this site.

'The Alphabet' contains an 'H' before the 'B'.

Therefore, in 'The Alphabet', H comes before B.

The title even has The Alphabet capitalized. And The isn't supposed to be capitalized in a proper title. 'The Alphabet' is being specifically pointed out.

Here is a site about proper capitalization for writing titles:

*http://www.writersblock.ca...*

"...it is important for Americas youth to acknowledge this issue and learn more."

Yes it is.
left_wing_mormon

Con

Ah, I see. A very nice trick with the title. If I known of course that this was a...riddle, than I might not of taken this debate.

You said: "The title even has The Alphabet capitalized. And The isn't supposed to be capitalized in a proper title. 'The Alphabet' is being specifically pointed out."

Well the words "Come" and "Before" are both capitalized in the title as well. The capitalizing did not only emphasize "The Alphabet" as you state, but also Come and Before.

Well, your riddle worked on me, So I guess your right. I wasn't expecting things to get so...serious here. I suppose I thought this was just plain fun. But for some reason I got the feeling of a "I-Told-You-So" or "Ha-Ha-Me-So-Smart" kind of attitude from my opponent.

Oh well...
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by Im_always_right 9 years ago
Im_always_right
haha I can't believe you didn't see that coming.

"This is just a short and fun debate"
"The tittle says it all"

come on!!

LOL, thus I vote pro.
Posted by LakevilleNorthJT 9 years ago
LakevilleNorthJT
For my last post, substitute E with B.
Posted by LakevilleNorthJT 9 years ago
LakevilleNorthJT
H comes before E in ALPHABET

E comes before H in THE ALPHABET

Thus, I VOTE CON.
Posted by run-ons_maker 9 years ago
run-ons_maker
but h didn't come before b in the alpHaBet if you say the word (al-fa-Bet) actually h exist only in the word alpHabet not the sound of the word (al-fa-bet) so in the alphabet h and b come before each other in 2 ways (sound of the word, letter of the word)
Posted by left_wing_mormon 9 years ago
left_wing_mormon
what do you mean I didn't quote that?
Posted by Logical-Master 9 years ago
Logical-Master
Whoa, scratch that. COn didn't point that out. I'm voting PRO.
Posted by Logical-Master 9 years ago
Logical-Master
I voted CON. As CON points out, the whole thing is not quoted, thus the PRO's argument falls apart.
Posted by left_wing_mormon 9 years ago
left_wing_mormon
hmm...I guess I thought that this was just gonna be a funny "debate" not a "suprise, the title was a riddle so now you're an idiot for not seeing what was clearly a setup!" debate......
Posted by Darth_Grievous_42 9 years ago
Darth_Grievous_42
How did you not see that one coming?
Posted by rubbersoul 9 years ago
rubbersoul
you guys are weird! Have a Beezle ole time!
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