What’s the use?
Lincoln County – or rather a portion of the residents of Lincoln County – have been engaging in a debate on-line for much too long. One Facebook page, created with good intentions, is now a place where people not only debate local issues, but argue, and attempt to convince their opponents they are the only ones “in the know.”
While Webster does define “debate’ as a transitive verb “to argue about,” I have always thought of “debate” as “to turn over in one’s mind; to think about something, such as different options, in order to decide,” which is another of Webster’s definitions. In fact, as an intransitive verb, the definition is “to discuss a question by considering opposed arguments.”
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