1. Club in which members can actually talk in front of a group of people with out sweating like a fat kid running the mile in July.

2. The art of public Speaking.

3. The sexiest group of people ever.
Boy: "I just joined my High school speech and debate team."

Girl: "Really? It turns me on when people can talk in front of people"
by Joshua D. T. April 29, 2009
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Officially established under the National Forensic League, and the National Catholic Forensic League
generally consists of the following categories:

OO- original oratory- ten minute original memorized speech on any topic you want as long as it has contemporary significance - the best category in my opinion

DI/HI- dramatic/ humorous interpretation- ten minute memorized monolage usually about rape and death unless its humorous then its obviously about something else - unless you find those kind of things....funny?

OI- oral interpretation- the reading of poetry and prose- very artsy very interesting if you are into that sort of thing

DEC- declamation- memorized non-original speech pretty straightforward - sorry fellas -only for freshmen and sophmores

EXTEMP- extemporaneous speaking- you have to make an "extemp box" with newspapers and magazines, you get 30 minutes to make an seven minute speech off the top of your head after drawing a random card on current events. - its super fun.

DUO- duo - two people in a memorized ten minute exchange of acting , except you cant face or touch....ha each other , yes those are rules.

LD- Lincoln Douglas Debate- one on one debate - ur given a resolution and you roll with it make sure you prepare a negative and affirmative case beforehand.

POLICY- policy debate - team debate. Exactly that.
CONGRESS- i seriously have no idea what this is but its really only at national or college tournaments

Speech and Debate is a club- not a way of life as some would suggest
but it takes alot of time if you really care about it
don't get carried away
its not cool to wear "forensics" lettermen jackets. and it never will be.
This club is a great way to meet people, sound intelligent, improve your studying and memorization skills and have alot of fun. ( yes im really serious)

boy: "want to see a movie this weekend?"
girl: "I can't i have a forensics tournament"
boy: "Forensics? like CSI"
girl: " no, its speech and debate"
boy: "oh....cool"
girl: "yes i am"
boy: "how about next weekend?"
girl; "ok"
by &hearts& June 22, 2006
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A club that colleges love , but most people hate. Speech and Debaters are classified as geeks, but really they just know what they want- a career. And usually the people that look down upon speech and debate are the retards that are going to be pumping gas in four years anyway - so it doesn't matter
i wish i was cool enough to be in speech and debate
by kollective April 26, 2005
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Leland Speech and Debate (LSD) ((Yes, that's the actual abbreviation)) is a program designed to teach students about the art of performing. There are two options, which are either speech or debate. However, while speech and debate isn't inherently a bad thing, Leland Speech and Debate is. The reasons are as follows:

1. Pride. Every coach and teacher is always right, no matter what. You will always be at fault for everything that happens.

2. Greed. The program "requires" a starting donation of $600 from each student, which is an extreme detriment to poorer families. Furthermore, each tournament requires a fee to be paid, further increasing the frivolous spending by several parents and guardians.

3. Lust. LSD loses track of its own independence in the attempt to follow other successful speech programs footsteps, thus, becoming one of the many other faceless speech programs in the midst.

4. Envy. LSD always tries to be what it can't, instead becoming resentful and releasing its rage upon the innocent students enrolled in the program.

5. Gluttony. LSD only uses a fraction of all of its money to fund the coaches, tournaments, and classes.

6. Wrath. If you miss one of the many deadlines, you will get yelled at. No way around it. Even if it's something you cannot control, they don't care.

7. Sloth. Information is never presented in a timely manner. Several deadlines are proposed without a reasonable amount of time to achieve them.
Richard: Hey, did you enjoy Leland Speech and Debate?

Richard Jr.: Fuck no! I wish I was never enrolled in this class!

Jasmine: Of course! Now I'm going to study for 4 hours, practice my 6 instruments, and finish my homework in 15 minutes!
by CrystalGeyserman February 3, 2021
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