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Geekgold
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ZickDarkhaos
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water is not wet and fire does not burn

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Started: 2/14/2019 Category: Funny
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Geekgold

Pro

when water gets on something, That thing is wet but not the water. And fire does not burn, The wood burns to make the fire.
ZickDarkhaos

Con

This is really just a problem of definitions.
According to the Oxford and Cambridge dictionaries, "wet" means "covered or saturated with a liquid". In that case, Water isn't wet.
However, Merriam-Webster defines "wet" as "consisting of, Containing, Covered with, Or soaked with liquid". Notice the "consisting of" part. This means that by this definition, Water is indeed wet.
Furthermore, Dictionary. Com defines "wet" as "in a liquid form or state", Which water definitely is.

As for fire burning: well this one's even easier.
"To burn", According to the meaning offered by the Oxford dictionary means "(of a fire) flame or glow while consuming a material such as coal or wood", Even going so much as to provide an example: "a fire burned and crackled cheerfully in the grate". It very clearly says "a fire burned", There is no question there.

None of these definitions are either wrong or right, There isn't an absolute authority on words, They are man-made.
Henceforth, All of these are accepted definitions, And therefore, Water is wet and fire burns.
Debate Round No. 1
Geekgold

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Geekgold forfeited this round.
ZickDarkhaos

Con

Alright then.
Debate Round No. 2
Geekgold

Pro

Geekgold forfeited this round.
ZickDarkhaos

Con

ZickDarkhaos forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by killshot 3 years ago
killshot
So what.
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