The Instigator
Mr.Cogburn
Pro (for)
Losing
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The Contender
16kadams
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Winning
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Word Debate

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16kadams
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/19/2012 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 1,769 times Debate No: 21253
Debate Rounds (2)
Comments (22)
Votes (6)

 

Mr.Cogburn

Pro

Rules:
1. The First Round is for acceptance.
2. Word must be in the Dictionary (in other words, don't give me that 180,000 letter word thing).
3. You must spell the word correctly.
16kadams

Con

I accept I have a good word.
Debate Round No. 1
Mr.Cogburn

Pro

Word:

Zucchetto

Definition:

"A small, round skullcap worn by Roman Catholic ecclesiastics, a priest's being black, a bishop's violet, a cardinal's red, and the pope's white; calotte."[1]

Use in context:

The zucchetto began existence as the Greek pilos and is a descendant of the beret (which itself was originally a large zucchetto).

Sources:

[1]: http://dictionary.reference.com...
16kadams

Con

cockalorum Pronounce: cock�a�lo�rum

"a boastful and self-important person " [1] "a self-important little man. " [2,3]
http://www.merriam-webster.com... [1]
http://www.vocabula.com... (also here) [2]
http://dictionary.reference.com... [3]
Use in context:

"a boxer who was as famous for his prefight cockalorum as for his knockouts in the ring"
http://www.merriam-webster.com...

when invented:

"probably modification of obsolete Dutch dialect kockeloeren to crow, of imitative origin
First Known Use: circa 1715"
http://www.merriam-webster.com...

VOTE CON
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by 16kadams 4 years ago
16kadams
Nac=not all capital [letters]
Posted by PeacefulChaos 4 years ago
PeacefulChaos
"XD" is just supposed to be another face, like "=)" (look at it sideways).

I think he added "nac" because you can't have something in all caps. I don't know what it means, though.
Posted by Ron-Paul 4 years ago
Ron-Paul
What? I never understand all of your stupid abbreviations.
Posted by 16kadams 4 years ago
16kadams
XD

Nac
Posted by Ron-Paul 4 years ago
Ron-Paul
Ok. Then just countering a VB.
Posted by 16kadams 4 years ago
16kadams
I just used sources as they had different info.

Source 2= where I found the word
1= main definition site
3= secondary site approving source 1.

And the rest just repeats source 1.
Posted by Ron-Paul 4 years ago
Ron-Paul
Just countering a VB. Plus, you over-provided.
Posted by 16kadams 4 years ago
16kadams
I actually provided the same exact info as my opponent Ron.
Posted by SinceWhen 4 years ago
SinceWhen
I don't get word debates... Is it who has a cooler/better word??
Posted by 16kadams 4 years ago
16kadams
why? 2 credited dictionaries > 1. 2 credible dictionaries + 1 site that just has interesting words > 1 dictionary.
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Vote Placed by 1dustpelt 4 years ago
1dustpelt
Mr.Cogburn16kadamsTied
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Reasons for voting decision: Sorry 16kadams, Pro had a better word. Also you sentence, "I accept I have a good word," is not proper grammar.
Vote Placed by SuburbiaSurvivor 4 years ago
SuburbiaSurvivor
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Reasons for voting decision: Con has a cool profile picture. But Pro had a cool word. But Con had a good word too.
Vote Placed by PeacefulChaos 4 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: I find Con's word to be better, because of the pronunciation. Also, kyro, if you found Con to be better, then why did you give him conduct points?
Vote Placed by Ron-Paul 4 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: I learned something from both words. Tie! Amend 1: Counter VBing kyro90. This debate is not about how much information you can provide on a word. I think he was just doing it so he could win. But it's unnecessary and now that I think about it, warrants taking away the conduct point from him even without the VB.
Vote Placed by kyro90 4 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Both had pretty good words, its just that I think 16k added more info about it...
Vote Placed by Maikuru 4 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Not a debate.