The Instigator
jakatak
Pro (for)
Losing
32 Points
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fresnoinvasion
Con (against)
Winning
58 Points

Puns are toadally awesome.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/9/2009 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Voting Period
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jakatak

Pro

Puns are an intelligent form of humor. They're great. They make people laugh and take skill in executing. Yep.
fresnoinvasion

Con

Urban Dictionary's 9th definition of pun states explicitly, " Pun- To rip off or steal from someone who has done you favors in the past. (Mike gave Joe money for an ounce of weed, but Joey punned Mike hardcore and used that cash at a strip club)"

Horrible... Horrible... I would kick Joey in the throat, not call him "toadally awesome".

:-D
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Posted by iamadragon 8 years ago
iamadragon
CON's argument would be toadally awesome if it weren't for the wording of the resolution, which specifically shows that the word is a noun rather than a verb.

Of course, CON could then just use it as a noun if it is in fact a word (too lazy to click the tab to check), so it's all good.
Posted by KyleLumsden 8 years ago
KyleLumsden
I'm not convinced that pun the verb becomes puns the noun: I would expect "punnings" or some such. Unless Con can show that puns exists as a noun meaning "instances of one person punning another", he has not addressed the resolution.

One could say he made a toadally awesome pun, however. ;)
Posted by dvhoose 8 years ago
dvhoose
I'm still not sure why people subject themselves to 1 RD. debates... as long as con covers all the points, they win...

A very nice, subtle, applicable use of semantics captures all 7 of my points... congrats fresnoinvasion.
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