The Instigator
ccstate4peat
Pro (for)
Losing
21 Points
The Contender
pcmbrown
Con (against)
Winning
31 Points

The double o in "root" such as root beer is pronounced like "oo" not "uh"

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pcmbrown
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/11/2009 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 3,936 times Debate No: 8587
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ccstate4peat

Pro

I live in Minnesota and everyone around me pronounces root beer, "ruht beer". This pisses me off because every single root beer company spokesperson pronounces it the way I do and if the company pronounces it a certain way, that is the correct way for you to pronounce that product.

Here are some links to root beer commercials (sorry that there are multiple a&w's): This site shows the youtube videos but you will have to follow the links to the other ones.

http://www.stupidity.com...
http://www.retrojunk.com...
pcmbrown

Con

First off, the resolution suggests that we attempt to eradicate some of the cultural diversity for which America is known. America is a nation of many languages, ethnicities, and cultural backgrounds. Most indicative of these differences are the beautiful and unique dialects found in each region of the United States. The Minnesotan pronunciation of root beer is a product of their native dialect. By suggesting that we undermine this dialect, my opponent is devaluing the regional culture.

Further, my opponent provides no legitimate proof for the resolution. The company has no right to dictate the pronunciation of root beer. They were not the creators of root beer, merely marketers of it. Kleenex can proclaim the pronunciation of "Kleenex" but not of "tissue".

As my opponent has provided no proof, and I have demonstrated the negative cultural influences, I urge a Con vote.

Thanks for the debate, and thanks for reading.
Debate Round No. 1
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Posted by brittwaller 8 years ago
brittwaller
I would have been more inclined to vote PRO if he had used, for instance, a dictionary and not videos of commercial spokesmen.
Posted by ccstate4peat 8 years ago
ccstate4peat
For the record I wanted to and did win that debate too. By win I mean have more votes at the end of the voting period.
Posted by MTGandP 8 years ago
MTGandP
Wow . . . the instigator is winning in a one-round debate!
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