Every Friday, I’ll post thought provoking discussion starters.
The word “debate” has its roots in the first definition of the word “batter.” Although you might know that word as something you make in the kitchen or as someone who is up at bat in a baseball game, batter also means:
- to beat or strike with blow after blow; pound b) to subject (a smaller or weaker person) to frequent beatings
- to break to bits by pounding
- to injure by pounding, hard wear, or use
The next time you see the word “debater” you can think of “debatter.”
So I just have to ask, when you think of presidential debates, does this definition work for you?