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Joel_Asher
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Vi_Veri
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44 Points

Speaking slang is hurtful to the soul when you are speaking to people who speak the English language

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Started: 2/27/2008 Category: Society
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 1,933 times Debate No: 2962
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Joel_Asher

Con

I am definitely against the slang talk you hear so many of our kids speak these days. It is worse than the computer short lingo and it is very annoying. There is no use for slang, we are not in the war as espionage spies nor are we CIA operatives so we do not need code language for ever little thing out there in the world.
Vi_Veri

Pro

Slang is the evolution of language.

My opponent, in fact, is speaking what would be considered slang years back. Slang is also human creativity coming out in language. Slang can also be viewed as artistic.

Slang has a function in society as so (through our music and writing, help different cultures communicate), and also helps different cultures express themselves. What we use now is far different from the English say people in Shakespeare's day used:

"O, spirit of love, how quick and fresh art thou !"
Twelfth N, Act i, Sc.1 - Shakespeare

Our language is the evolution of their's through the use of slang that is developed to express our culture and times.

Evolution is change to adapt to environment in order to survive.
Communications aids in human survival.
Adapting communication (language in this case) to suit the needs of culture (which is also used as a tool of survival) is acceptable.
Therefore adaptation of language to fit culture in order to aid in survival is acceptable.

peace and much love, the Vi. :)
Debate Round No. 1
Joel_Asher

Con

Joel_Asher forfeited this round.
Vi_Veri

Pro

I guess that I win. (Fills in the rest of the space with wording that is not really needed.),,,,,,,,
Debate Round No. 2
Joel_Asher

Con

Joel_Asher forfeited this round.
Vi_Veri

Pro

----------Posting just to finish the debate and argument between myself and Joel Asher.-------------
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by sadolite 9 years ago
sadolite
I always forget to look and see who is talking to who, soorry
Posted by Vi_Veri 9 years ago
Vi_Veri
lol I wasn't going to challenge you, Sadolite. I was talking to Advocate123.
Posted by sadolite 9 years ago
sadolite
I can't prove this to be the case definitively, I only speak from personal experience and I doubt there is any data that I could find that would prove it to any degree of conclusiveness. Don't' bother making a challenge, it will be your opinion against mine and we all know opinions are worthless in a debate over facts.
Posted by Vi_Veri 9 years ago
Vi_Veri
Advocate123,

Maybe I'll take you up on that soon :) Watch and wait for a challenge...
Posted by sadolite 9 years ago
sadolite
People judge you by the words you use, if here someone who talks in broken or slang speech in a person to person situation I stay away from them. If they are to lazy to talk correctly in person , one can pretty much assume the work ethic is the same. It has been the case 95% of the time in my 30 years of being in the work force.
Posted by Advocate123 9 years ago
Advocate123
Hey Vi Veri:

I love your views; if only I could make you switch your global warming theory.

Challenge me and I'll bring you your first loss.
Posted by Kleptin 9 years ago
Kleptin
"I might have just pulled a Kleptin."

LOL

I was thinking several things like that. First, we can argue that slang is just as hurtful to people who speak other languages. Or argue that the soul doesn't exist, etc.
Posted by Joel_Asher 9 years ago
Joel_Asher
My gosh good sirs this site just almost became annoying had I not found humor in the personalities that float here. I think this is hilarious. yeah I like to debate but when I have something to debate about, maybe I should find a site about arguing opinions and try that out.hmm I dont know. Aah well It is all good and dandy, I have already gotten my good subjects off my back. I cant argue something I am not totally against. You win V. But on the darker side..a terrible entity is coming, if I were you all, I would convert to sardines and beans. Take care!

oh and p.s not that any ofyou care, but I type just to type and I am not going anywhere. I will be here to terrorize Debate.org, for eternity!
Posted by Darth_Grievous_42 9 years ago
Darth_Grievous_42
I would take this debate if there were not so many differences between the topic and the stance. The topic, technically, is that people who speak properly are hurt emotionally/spiritually when they hear slang in use. The argument that Joel_Asher makes so far, however, does not touch on this. Rather he discusses his own opinion and uses an analogy that I still haven't made sense of. Furthermore, his stance seems to be contrary to the side he actually wants. Con means "I am NOT for", so he is saying "I don't think that speaking slang is hurtful to the soul when you are speaking to people who speak the English language", yet provides an opposite argument.

I might have just pulled a Kleptin.
Posted by Kleptin 9 years ago
Kleptin
Corollary:

Using slang in real life may be fine, but using slang on the internet is just terrible. Reading and writing != speaking and listening.

It's hard for us to understand "wut u meen wen ur talkin lik dis".

Have mercy on those of us who have learned how to read and write prior to the advent of instant messaging.
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