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john_locke94
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frenchmoose
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Mumbling (i.e. incoherant sounds) is not a form of talking

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Started: 2/24/2010 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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john_locke94

Pro

Mumbling is not a form of talking for the following reason.
There are two types of communication: verbal and nonverbal. Verbal means communication with words, nonverbal is communication without words.
Talking is a form of verbal communication.
Mumbling is not a form of verbal communication.
Therefore, mumbling cannot be talking.
frenchmoose

Con

I would like to thank my opponent for starting this debate.

My opponent argues that mumbling is not a form of communication... Is it not a form of communication because we as humans have not accepted any of the sounds as anything with meaning?

---My opponent states "There are two types of communication: verbal and nonverbal." ---
This "mumbling" would fall under verbal of course.

---"Mumbling is not a form of verbal communication"---
And how is this so? Mumbling could be just someone talking in an indistinct and quiet tone[1], Whatever language it may be. If by this you mean the incomprehensible noises some make when mumbling to themselves then, well this could be counted as a form of verbal communication as well.

For example: When we look at a dog and we hear it barking at another dog we don't understand them, but we know they are communicating.

Just because we don't understand the noises as having any meaning doesn't mean it isn't communication.

[1]http://www.thefreedictionary.com...

I look forward to my opponents response
Debate Round No. 1
john_locke94

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frenchmoose

Con

Snoopingas usual i see...
Debate Round No. 2
john_locke94

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frenchmoose

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Sorrow 6 years ago
Sorrow
lol so cute
Posted by frenchmoose 6 years ago
frenchmoose
at least i keep my streak
Posted by Koopin 6 years ago
Koopin
Poor french. Nobody voted.
Posted by frenchmoose 6 years ago
frenchmoose
i find u fail
Posted by BellumQuodPacis 6 years ago
BellumQuodPacis
Fail.
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