The Instigator
MegadethRocks44
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The Contender
9spaceking
Con (against)
Winning
4 Points

I miss the 20th century

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9spaceking
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/20/2015 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 782 times Debate No: 76764
Debate Rounds (3)
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MegadethRocks44

Pro

I was barely alive in the 20th century (my profile age is fake) but it seems like it was pretty cool. I guess it was probably about the same as the 21st century but I kind of wish I could have experienced it.
9spaceking

Con

My opponent has the burden of proof.
[mis]
  • Examples
  • Word Origin
verb (used with object)
1.
to fail to hit or strike:
to miss a target.
My opponent cannot hit the 20th century. This is impossible.
2.
to fail to encounter, meet, catch, etc.:
to miss a train.
You cannot miss an intangible object. "I missed peace", "I missed war", those both make no sense, and neither does miss in this sense.
3.
to fail to take advantage of:
to miss a chance.
Would my opponent have taken advantage of the 20th century? He has to prove this if he is using this definition.
4.
to fail to be present at or for:
to miss a day of school.
My opponent states he was "barely alive"--but this hints that he is at the very least and basic point, ALIVE. He is indeed PRESENT in the time of the 20th century. He admitted that his contentions fall.
5.
to notice the absence or loss of:
When did you first miss your wallet?
My opponent does seem to notice that the 20th century passed, noticing that "it seems like it was pretty cool", but he was also dubious with it "probably about the same as the 21st century"--so he didn't really notice the loss of it. Once again, I stress this, my opponent uses VERY weak and doubtful words, such as "it SEEMS like it was cool", "I KIND OF WISH".
6.
to regret the absence or loss of:
I miss you all dreadfully.
See 6.
7.
to escape or avoid:
He just missed being caught.
The 20th century doesn't seem dangerous accoring to pro's wording.
verb (used without object)
9.
to fail to hit something.
10.
to fail of effect or success; be unsuccessful.
noun
11.
a failure to hit something.
12.
a failure of any kind.
My opponent didn't fail at anything. Thus, 9-12 are not applicable.
13.
an omission.
14.
a misfire.
These don't really seem applicable either.
Verb phrases
15.
miss out, Chiefly British. to omit; leave out.
16.
miss out on, to fail to take advantage of, experience, etc.:
You missed out on a great opportunity.
My opponent could have easily won or supported the contentions of the debate if he just added a single word-- "Miss OUT on"--but he failed to do so. He did not use any idiom. He simply stated, "I miss the 20th century" as the debate topic, and unfortunately that is what he will have to prove.
Debate Round No. 1
MegadethRocks44

Pro

MegadethRocks44 forfeited this round.
9spaceking

Con

My opponent has failed to justify ANY of the definitions. He has failed to prove the contention or say what it means.
Debate Round No. 2
MegadethRocks44

Pro

MegadethRocks44 forfeited this round.
9spaceking

Con

I win vote me
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by PowerPikachu21 1 year ago
PowerPikachu21
Why are there buttons? They don't even do anything.
Posted by ClashnBoom 2 years ago
ClashnBoom
Yeah, how'd you do that??
Posted by Theunkown 2 years ago
Theunkown
How are the words spell and syllables made into buttons?!?!
1 votes has been placed for this debate.
Vote Placed by Theunkown 2 years ago
Theunkown
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Reasons for voting decision: Full forfeiture