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# We should use the 24 hour clock instead of a 12 hour clock

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 Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point Started: 5/28/2015 Category: Miscellaneous Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period Viewed: 1,052 times Debate No: 75895
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 Pro I think that we should use the 24 hour clock because it is easier in my opinion. We don't need all of that AM PM crap. There are 24 hours in a day so why not just use the numbers 1-24 to represent the hour. It's called military time. Airports, The military, etc. use the 24 hour clock! The reason we have AM and PM is because people can't fit 24 NUMBERS on a circular piece of metal or paper for crying out loud! Just make the numbers smaller to make it fit on a clock. Or even better; GET A DIGITAL CLOCK THAT USES MILITARY TIME!!! It would eliminate the AM/PM system. I remember as a kid I would find it difficult to know whether it is AM or PM especially at 12:00 where it would transition from AM to PM or PM to AM. So let's be the generation that will ALWAYS use the 24 hour system therefore the AM/PM crap is history. I hope you will agree with me.Report this Argument Con I would like to thank Pro for this interesting debate, and may the odds be ever in your favor. Since Pro is arguing for change, BoP is on him. I am assuming Pro is arguing for 24 hour analog clocks, since 24 hour digital already exist.>There are 24 hours in a day so why not just use the numbers 1-24 to represent the hour.The reason we have AM and PM is because people can't fit 24 NUMBERS on a circular piece of metal or paper for crying out loud!GET A DIGITAL CLOCK THAT USES MILITARY TIME!!!< Pro's urging to get a digital clock further proves why we do not need a 24 hour analog clock. Since we already have digital clocks, analog clocks are going out and there is no need to change them if they are becoming obsolete anyway. To change them now would be pointless and time consuming.>I would find it difficult to know whether it is AM or PM especially at 12:00So let's be the generation that will ALWAYS use the 24 hour system therefore the AM/PM crap is history.< This sentence does not make sense. If we are alive right now as this generation, we won't be "always" using the 24 hour system since we still use the 12 hour system. The second half of Pro's sentence starts with therefore, but does not have the proper punctuation, nor does it make sense in context of the sentence. See proper use of therefore here: http://grammarist.com...VOTE CON! Thanks again to my opponent for this opportunity to debate something completely irrelevant to modern technology and backing his arguments up with 90% opinion.Report this Argument
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Posted by bluesteel 3 years ago
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>Reported vote: Lumberjay85 // Moderator action: Removed<

3 points to Con (arguments), 1 point to Pro (conduct). Reasons for voting decision: Con's argument was well developed. She was able to successfully argue and refute. Pro receives conduct points because Con felt that need to criticize Pro's grammar. One minor grammatical error and one source related to said grammatical error is not sufficient to award either debater grammar or source points.

[*Reason for removal*] Too generic on arguments. This RFD says nothing specific.
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