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toast333
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patsox834
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Hockey has created in Dartmouth, NS, Canada.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/23/2009 Category: Sports
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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toast333

Pro

my opponent will commence
patsox834

Con

My opponent clearly means ice hockey.

Create: to cause to come into being, as something unique that would not naturally evolve or that is not made by ordinary processes. (1)

According to sources which I'll have to cite in the comment section, the province of Nova Scotia came about in the mid-1700's; hockey came about in Nova Scotia in the 1800s; therefore, hockey couldn't have "created" Nova Scotia, because the province had to have came about in order for hockey to be played there.
Debate Round No. 1
toast333

Pro

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patsox834

Con

Well, uh, extend....
Debate Round No. 2
toast333

Pro

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patsox834

Con

<"I meant to say hockey WAS created in dartmouth ns.">

Well, its history is too dubious for his claim to hold up.

An excerpt from www.historyofhockey.net/history_of_hockey.html, which proves my point: "Basically known as the "ball and stick" game, it was played since ancient times in places diverse as Rome, Scotland, Egypt and South America. The game was referred to in different names but the basic idea of playing the game was the same. The most apt used term was "Hockie" by the Irish."
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by iamadragon 7 years ago
iamadragon
Conduct: PRO–PRO was kind and asked for forgiveness for his mistake. CON shamelessly exploited it, most likely giggling to himself as he did.
Spelling and Grammar: PRO–PRO had a mistake in the first round. I haven't seen if CON did, but we can just hand that one to CON. PRO's next two rounds were perfectly grammatically correct, whereas CON had an extra period in the ellipsis in round two and an unclear colon in round three.
Convincing Arguments: PRO–CON didn't provide a real contention. He said that "the ball and stick game" has been around for a long time. Not hockey.
Reliable Sources: PRO–He cited a source in round one; CON cited an irrelevant one in round three.
Posted by patsox834 7 years ago
patsox834
...I decided to address what he said he meant -- it wasn't easy due to the limit of 500 characters, though.
Posted by toast333 7 years ago
toast333
ok, my bad.
typo.
I meant to say hockey WAS created in dartmouth ns.
Posted by Lt.Zubin 7 years ago
Lt.Zubin
I wonder how a sport creates....
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