A form of debate inferior to policy, as proved by its lack of a definition on urban dictionary. Although it varies around the country, it generally emphasizes presentation more than policy does. However, at many tournaments, the speed is catching up to policy.
There are two types of LDers: policy LDers and traditional LDers. Policy LDers spew and read cards off computers, and lose when they have lay judges. Traditional LDers speak slowly, act politely, make eye-contact, and win only when they have lay judges.
It is named after the debates between Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. The topic changes every two months and usually relates to whether an action or policy is just. An LDer talks about a value and a kriterion, and cites philosophers in their scattered cards.
Did you see that team? They weren't spewing and they kept looking up at the judge. They must have been LDers. We won, of course.
This was more of a policy-style LD debate tournament. None of the old school kids broke.
This was more of a traditional LD tournament. None of the spewers broke. Stupid lay judges who can't comprehend kritiks.
1. Someone who has acquired all the requisite skills of debate to win the majority of the time. (see second part of definition)
2. Someone with out a life to dedicate to anything other than debate and masturbation. (thous not having the required amount of time to have relationships out side of their own hands)
3. All of the boys found at a debate tournament and the vast majority of the girls. (especially thoughts found in Lincoln Douglas as it does not include interaction with a partner of any sex or gender)
She doesn't have any skin exposed despite not whereing a burka and having a flaming liberal hippy speech...
He can't look up from a girls chest even if its hidden under a jacket, sweater, tie, long sleeved shirt and visible tank top.
They can flow and stair you down/stair down your shirt at the same time
The only decoration in their room is awards for debate.
They spend all of their time doing reshurch yet they can lift twice their weight in boxes.
Their last interaction with the opposite sex involved cross examination because their opponents refused to shake their hands.
1) The National Football Leauge (where "sweaty overpaid millionares" engage in highly athletic activity, yell at each other, then go party after the game and get arrested).more...
If you want to see REAL football played, complete with rivalries, enthusiastic student fans, and marching bands that kick a$$, watch it at the college level instead.
2)The National Forensic Leauge, which holds organized high school debates. They are, as stated in other entries, primarilly held on Saturdays at a host school and less, and there usually is some overpriced food being sold there. The events often run late and it can take forever to find out who won what. In addition, you tend to be required to dress "nicely" (the definition of this word itself is up for debate).
That said, there are tons of events and really something for anyone interested in speech and debate. Events typically include Policy (both 4 and 2-person), Lincoln-Douglass, Public Forum, Controversial Issue, and myriad Individual Events such as Original Oratory. If you're a drama kid, love to argue, or love the nuances of politics, there's bound to be an event you'll excell in.
Many high school kids are highly dedicated to the oft-overlooked art that is debate. They are willing to put up with sometimes badly organized events, possibly unfair or biased judges, and teams who engage in ridiculous behavior just for the joy that comes from knowing you've owned the other team, coupled with the joy that it will look good on y...
This is a gay event that nerds and wannabees go crazy about. Very cocky people and fagit bitches carry pride for this event. The event is found in forensics, or debate.
Bart: VH. is so gay, man!
Kim: I guess he/she does extemp
(n.) A widely recognized medical condition whereby an individual undergoes periods of pronounced "snarkiness" without realizing he or she has uncorked a big ol' bottle of categorically snide comments and poured his or her friend (possibly even a passer-by) a full measure, brimming over.
The condition is best likened to experiencing a dense mental fog or black out which is often accompanied by a slight tingling sensation (said to come from the subconcious awareness of issuing one's peer a serious verbal beat-down).
Snarkalepsy was first diagnosed in 1858 when, without warning or malice aforethought, Abraham Lincoln called Stephen Douglass a "no good pirate hooker" in the midst of a debate.
Paul: "I was just diagnosed with a pretty bad case of snarkalepsy."
Oprah: "Paul, that's such sad news."
Paul: "Oh, you have opinions? Neat."
Oprah: "Well that was very rude."
Paul: "...I'm sorry, I snarked out for a minute, what happened?"