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jojoluvsyew
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brian_eggleston
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should the driving age stay at 16?

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Started: 7/8/2008 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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jojoluvsyew

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Well i hear that they want to higher the age, and i don;t think that is right! The only reson for this is because "Teenagers cause more wrecks!" But if you think about it, its the older people who are getting in more car crashes then 16,17,18,19, and 20 year olds. So i just don't get it.
brian_eggleston

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Thanks for starting this debate, jojoluvsyew.

I realise this is a generalisation, but people usually become less reckless as they grow older, and given that a car can be a lethal weapon in irresponsible hands, it would seem logical to increase the age at which young people can legally drive a motor vehicle.

The fact is, it's chavs that are the most likely to go out on the lash down some cracker-packed boozer, get half-cut, pull some munter in the dash for g-sh, then try to impress her by twocking a Scooby and goading the filth into a chase around the estate.

I look forward to reading my opponent's response.

Ps. Since I realise my opponent is American and may, therefore, be unfamiliar with some of the terminology employed hereinabove, I have supplied the following glossary of terms for her reference:

Chav – a youth of questionable respectability
On the lash – drinking spree
Cracker-packed – packed full of good-looking young women
Boozer – pub, bar
Half-cut - drunk
Munter – a young lady of distinctly plain appearance, often obese (antonyms - teen lovely, blonde stunner, young cheerleader from Texas)
The dash for g-sh – the final opportunity to pick-up a girl before the pub closes
Twock – Take Without Consent, steal a car
Scooby – (rhyming slang) Scooby Doo = Subaru (Impreza WRX or STi)
The filth – the police, highway patrol
Estate – local authority-owned housing estate for families on low incomes
Debate Round No. 1
jojoluvsyew

Pro

Now i have a vary good debate about this, but i don't wan't to look stupid. (because i didn't understand half the words you said.) Sorry!
brian_eggleston

Con

"Now i have a vary good debate about this, but i don't wan't to look stupid. (because i didn't understand half the words you said.) Sorry!"

That's sweet, but not your fault – I write English with a very, er…English accent! (I live in London, you see).

Please just write what you want to say, any way you want – it's not an English exam!
Debate Round No. 2
jojoluvsyew

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jojoluvsyew forfeited this round.
brian_eggleston

Con

Another reason why teenagers shouldn't be allowed to drive is that they buy cars like this:

http://www.topgear.com...
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by crackofdawn 8 years ago
crackofdawn
They're all right.

Shaven legs, get your legs shaved- you lost your manhood, we're taking away your're manhood, sissy

manhood- masculinity
Posted by brian_eggleston 8 years ago
brian_eggleston
I've been to Texas quite a few times - some of my cousins live there actually. I confess that some of the slang employed by teenagers there somewhat bamboozling and so I appreciate the urban dictionary. However, you gave no definitions, so I have I got this right?

1. Epic – cool, neat, decent, tremendous, etc.
2. Legit – proper, legitimate (not to be confused with "leg it" to scarper or run away)
3. Dude – bloke, geezer, mush, fellow, chap, guy, etc.
4. Dawg – munter, chavette, ned, aesthetically-challenged girl
5. Shaven Legs – I don't get this one, explaination needed!
Posted by crackofdawn 8 years ago
crackofdawn
American slang from down here in ol' Texas. Yehaa! Gittee up!

1. epic
2. legit
3. dude
4. dawg
5. shave your legs, shaven legs
Posted by bexy_kelly 9 years ago
bexy_kelly
Over here in Ireland anyone born outside Dublin is a bogger.

So I guess your all boggers!

HAHA!
Posted by Derek.Gunn 9 years ago
Derek.Gunn
We use prang too.

A couple of relevant graphs:
1) prangs by age group: www.raisethehammer.org/ article/609
2) motor deaths by age group: http://www.brake.org.uk...

Exactly what you'd expect.
Posted by brian_eggleston 9 years ago
brian_eggleston
"Minge" (pronounced menj") means the same here as it does there but minger (pronounced mingger) means stench.

Yes "prang" means minor car accident, over here at least.
Posted by Derek.Gunn 9 years ago
Derek.Gunn
Remarkable. Another we're at odds with.
"Minge" means ummm female pubic hair.
As for something that stinks, we say it "pongs". ;-)
Familiar with the term "prang"?
Posted by brian_eggleston 9 years ago
brian_eggleston
I guess so, Derek.

In London, another derogatory term for an unattractive woman is a "minger". The word can also be used as a verb, as in

"What do you think of Brian's new girlfriend?"
"Jesus Christ on a feckin' bike, man, she really mings doesn't she?"

However, in the North East of England the verb to ming means to stink, as in "That doner kebab's been in the fridge for three weeks now and it's beginning to ming the whole kitchen out".
Posted by Derek.Gunn 9 years ago
Derek.Gunn
Jojo - he did give you a complete translation.

Brian - The term "Munter" is at odds with it means here in NZ where it would mean "wrecker". Something that is munted is damaged or wrecked.
Perhaps it's a slight evolution of the word?
Posted by brian_eggleston 9 years ago
brian_eggleston
Thanks bexy kelly, you are clearly a woman with impeccable taste, unlike theLwerd who said I had a "hideous 80s haircut"! What a cheek!
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