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posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 09:23 AM
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Originally posted by antar
he is going to need the encouragement after I finish whittling down his reply!




That's the fighter spirit!




posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 09:33 AM
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Originally posted by antar
Well, 44ss has just posted his reponse and needs some stars for his efforts, he is going to need the encouragement after I finish whittling down his reply!


That's the FCP spirit!!

Morning all...


Orange - I see no reason to not use the debates as a kind of reference. Certainly we can't make claims as a professional entity but your use of English here would more than be evident. There is the nifty catch that you would have to find a way to demonstrate that your username is you, however...



posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 09:34 AM
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no no nyk

due to the rules skeppy is free

she has done one full debate! and off is the apron

welcome Supercertari

 


hi antar!


good fight but allow 44ss to keep on living






posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 09:56 AM
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Happy Wednesday, Pub!

reply to post by Supercertari
 


Welcome Supercertari! A pleasure to see you in the forum. Don't worry about your stay being 'brief' - we never force anyone away. If the tournament doesn't satisfy your appetite for debate, there are always "Challenge Matches" available. I think you'll do well.



reply to post by orange-light
 


Orange, good morning - I am not sure exactly what your Business English course might be looking for, but I bet that if you were to print out one of your ATS debates, it would impress them greatly! Making clear argument is certainly a business skill!


reply to post by nyk537
 


NYK, that debate was a pleasure; I enjoyed it greatly! Now that it's complete, I encourage everyone to read it, here.



posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 10:01 AM
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A pleasure indeed. Although I fear my rushing on some of the posts due to RL issues hurt me ( I can't believe I completely missed a SQ) it was still a good debate.

You're the champ for a reason.



posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 10:04 AM
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Welcome Super, thanks for stepping up and stepping in.

I really didn't think I was that scary. After all, I've LOST my last 2 debates.




posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 10:05 AM
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In about 5 hours, I will require a cold pint of premium lager (european)


alrighty mate, put down the pint and pick up the pen your up



posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 10:06 AM
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don't feel allone, I loose most of mine too.


Doesn't stop me from trying right?



posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 10:11 AM
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Well, winning debates isn't everything.

The biggest plus of debates here is getting to know some fellow members a lot better, and expanding your knowledge base.

I've learned a lot (through my own research and that of my opponents) in debates here that I probably never would have learned otherwise.

It's a great environment.




posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 10:15 AM
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Originally posted by nyk537
I've learned a lot (through my own research and that of my opponents) in debates here that I probably never would have learned otherwise.


Me too. Just about the most amusing reference I found in our debate was this:

Prado, C. G. "Why Analysis of Humor Seems Funny." HUMOR: International Journal of Humor Research 8.2 (1995): 155-165.

Oh so meta and self-referential!



posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 10:15 AM
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Y'all missed the point. I wasn't crying because I lost debates - hell, I never expected to win against skyfloating - I was crying because my opponent ran away after only our openings were up.

I'm beginning to wonder if I'm jinxed. First the topic gets changed after I've written an opening, then my opponent chickens out and I'll have to rewrite my opening again.




posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 10:26 AM
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Coincidence I'm afraid.

This kind of stuff happens in every tournament, and more than you would think in challenge matches.

You're not jinxed though.



posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 10:30 AM
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thanks mem

i don.t want to go so far to tell them my user name and i didn.t wanted the forum as a professional entity but i guess i have written more "academic" texts these weeks than many of my fellow country men

just a little hint in the CV - do you think
"memeber of debate forum of ATS" would suit?

if they doubt my ability they can test me
very simple



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that.s also a good idea . like i bombard them with my other references


i don.t know what business english usually means at all, nor would i have an idea about business german, and it usually depends on your profession.
mine is more in printing and desiging.

but those classes got members from "i haven.t seen an english word since i was in school, which is 20 years ago" to "i am a professor of english history"
but the level is down to the "20 years ago" guy


so morning ian, morning memory, morning heike

*handing over hankerchief to heike*

don.t be too sad honey -hug to you

do you know why your opponent run away?
you are not scary, but the situation is


i just explained to my son why i love debating so much.
that you learn so many different topics and that you become able to argue any point of view, no matter what your personal belief is!



posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 10:45 AM
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yay

response #1 – now i am tired




[edit on 18-2-2009 by orange-light]



posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 10:53 AM
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Originally posted by nyk537
reply to post by Heike
 

This kind of stuff happens in every tournament, and more than you would think in challenge matches.


Yep, in fact SDog wouldn't be here were it not for a dropout in the last tournament.




posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 10:59 AM
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Originally posted by schrodingers dog
Yep, in fact SDog wouldn't be here were it not for a dropout in the last tournament.


There you go.

Do we need any more proof that the system works?




posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 11:04 AM
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Originally posted by antar
Well, 44ss has just posted his reponse and needs some stars for his efforts, he is going to need the encouragement after I finish whittling down his reply!


Hehe missy them's fightin' words!

To be perfectly honest, I've never liked Shakespeare. Give me some Byron, Keats or Owen any day! (Or Miller/ Priestly for plays... despite their socialistic messages).



posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 11:12 AM
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Originally posted by 44soulslayer
To be perfectly honest, I've never liked Shakespeare. Give me some Byron, Keats or Owen any day!


Byron, Keats I agree.

Owen gets injured too often.





[edit on 18 Feb 2009 by schrodingers dog]



posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 11:22 AM
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Well I dont know about all that, but what I love about the online debate forum is the fact we can give visual aids to our presentations and eat a juicy cheeseburger at the same time and noone can see the dribbles rolling down.



posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 11:29 AM
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Originally posted by whatukno
reply to post by budski
 



In about 5 hours, I will require a cold pint of premium lager (european)


alrighty mate, put down the pint and pick up the pen your up




The pen is now down, and I await your response


or do you fancy a pint first


I'm buying



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