High School Topic
Mon Oct 13 11:54:46 CDT 1997
On Mon, 13 Oct 1997, C. Rutledge wrote:
> 1) Does anyone know what the current High School CX and LD topics are?
CX-- The federal government should establish a policy to substantially
increase renewable energy use in the United States.
LD topics I don't know off-hand; check out the URL in my sig.
> 2) What is the listserv for HS debate? Is it CX-l or something else?
> 3) How do you subscribe?
Send an email to listproc at debate.net with
subscribe cx-l C Rutledge
in the body of the message.
Philip G Kerpen
``Reality used to be a friend of mine.''
>From Mon Oct 13 14:00:58 1997
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 1997 14:00:58 -0500
Reply-To: ellingnd at ctrvax.Vanderbilt.Edu
To: Team Topic Debating in America <EDEBATE at LIST.UVM.EDU>
From: Nick Ellinger <ellingnd at CTRVAX.VANDERBILT.EDU>
Organization: Vanderbilt University -- College of Arts and Science
Subject: Re: English and "delimit"
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Steven Venette wrote:
> SCOTT HARRIS wrote:
> > A pet peve. The word "delimit" means exactly the opposite of its common
> > use in debate. Delimit is to draw limits. The word is "unlimit."
> > #####LOCO IN LAWRENCE#####
> I appreciate your reminder to the community about the meaning of
> delimit. I do, however, question your alternative. "Unlimited" is a
> fine adjective, but "unlimit" is a pretty terrible "verbification" (no
> offense intended). Might I suggest "expand," or perhaps, "derestrict."
> Sorry to bore you all with a tangent.
I thought that delimit was a noun, as is "After I killed deguy, I took
debody over delimits of decity."
Also, verbification is too verbose. The verb for turning a noun or an
adjective into a noun is "to verb" or "verbing." The problem is that
verbing weirds language.
Depending on the connotation you wish to connotate, you'd want different
words for unlimit. A krump unlimitation would a "freeing", whereas a
bad one would "anarchization" or anarching/to anarchy.
Don't apologize for tangents. Without tangents, there would be no
circle and without circles, the world couldn't go round.
First, learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
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