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Is Imabench a matyr?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/22/2014 Category: People
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 763 times Debate No: 53054
Debate Rounds (5)
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Objective_Being

Pro

Begin in round one, I shall start in round two.
rross

Con

A matyr is an imaginary doglike monster. (1)

Imabench is the DDO username for a Mr Bench who is human and real.

He is not a matyr, and I am curious to see pro's arguments to the contrary.

(1) http://www.dark-ro.net...
Debate Round No. 1
Objective_Being

Pro

Please tell me this is a joke, Matyr: [1]

: a person who is killed or who suffers greatly for a religion, cause, etc.

: a person who pretends to suffer or who exaggerates suffering in order to get praise or sympathy

: a person who suffers greatly from something (such as an illness)

I assume you don't wish to argue since you don't even know what we're debating but if you wish to continue this now awkward debate just tell me.

Source:
[1] http://www.merriam-webster.com...
rross

Con

Evidence that Imabench is human

Imabench is a long-term user on DDO (1), who has posted several videos of himself. Here is an example (2). As can be seen, he is clearly a human. Pro has so far not contested this fact, and so I assume he accepts it as true.

Rebuttal of Pro's argument

Pro seems to be arguing that Imabench is a person who either suffers greatly or pretends to do so, for a particular purpose (as defined by Pro in Round 2). Pro has not yet presented evidence that this is the case, and I contest it.

However, even if Pro is able to show that Imabench is a martyr, this does not in any way prove that he is a matyr. Pro has not demonstrated any connection between the two categories.

Word form and meaning

Sometimes, words that have similar form also have similar meaning. "Ding" and "dong" are obvious examples, as are "mash and "mush", or "emigrate" and "immigrate".

However, we cannot assume that just because two words have a similar written form that they share a similar meaning. Please consider the examples of farther and father, happy and harpy, or palay and parlay.

Of course, such pairs may refer to the same thing - a father who is farther away than a reference point, a bird-woman monster in a pleasurable frame of mind, or a situation where unhusked rice is used as a wager in a series of bets. It's also possible to imagine a matyr who is also a martyr. However, the association needs to be explicitly drawn, and Pro has so far failed to do so.

Pro is far from meeting his burden of proof on the current resolution. Imabench is not a matyr.


(1) http://www.debate.org...;
(2) http://www.youtube.com...;
Debate Round No. 2
Objective_Being

Pro

Objective_Being forfeited this round.
rross

Con

All arguments extended.

My opponent has not met his burden of proof, and I invite him to attempt to do so in the remaining rounds.
Debate Round No. 3
Objective_Being

Pro

Objective_Being forfeited this round.
rross

Con

My opponent seems to have wandered off. I think we can conclude that Imabench is neither matyr nor martyr.
Debate Round No. 4
Objective_Being

Pro

Objective_Being forfeited this round.
rross

Con

Thanks for playing.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by bsh1 3 years ago
bsh1
Lol...this is hilarious. The way Con defined matyr remind's me of Imabench's "Poop has DNA" debate, except this time, Con is using Pro's spelling error to her advantage. Lol...
Posted by Lordgrae 3 years ago
Lordgrae
Of course Con understands this misspelling, obviously, and this is a troll debate, but you will get trolled if you leave a short round 1 and misspell your OP.
Posted by Lordgrae 3 years ago
Lordgrae
Well, if it is a troll debate, then at least it is in memory of Imabench.

@Objective_being

The confusion is over your mispelling of 'maRtyr', for your convenience, I have capitalized the letter you missed.
Posted by NiqashMotawadi3 3 years ago
NiqashMotawadi3
A lesson why you should always define your terms.
Posted by wrichcirw 3 years ago
wrichcirw
rofl this debate...

I'm not sure if rross is trolling or being serious...
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