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Is English and British the same language

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KingofEverything
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/29/2015 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Bet-On-It

Con

is british and english the same language?
KingofEverything

Pro

One problem with this debate is that the resolution seems to be in the form of a question rather than a claim. Since your statement on Round 1 is only a question, I can make the assumption that based on the fact that you are Con and I am Pro, you arguing that British and English are not the same, while I am arguing that they are.

This solely depends on what you define as "English". I assume (and will have this be a definition) that "British" is British English. British English is defined as "the English language used in England" as shown by the Merriam Webster. http://i.word.com...

Since English originated from Great Britain, I can consider English to be the same as British English (British as you claim). English was a language formed by people of British descent, so why should we take that away from them? The U.S may use English as a primary language, but we didn't make the English language. English is Great Britain's language and we cannot claim it to be our language.

Any arguments addressing that by English you meant the American reformation of English will not work because:
a) You did not define your terms, so the job is passed over to me to do that for you
b) If you just say "English", we shall assume that you are talking about the original language from Great Britain since they are the ones who made and have rights to their official language.
Debate Round No. 1
Bet-On-It

Con

I am of British descendant. There is nothing you can say or do that will prove that they are one thing.
KingofEverything

Pro

All Con does is state that I can't prove anything without rebuttal my case.

Vote Pro.
Debate Round No. 2
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Vote Placed by 9spaceking 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: con doesn't address pro's arguments.
Vote Placed by Peepette 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: There was no rebuttal at all done on the part of Con.
Vote Placed by Bob13 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro presented a good argument, while Con did nothing to prove his case. Con also made several capitalization mistakes in his opening argument. Although I agree with Con, Pro won the debate.