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Chris -- 2011-03-08
A rebottled argument must be one which is drunk of, repackaged, and returned in kind.
Q. Do you believe that Hezbollah has the right to bare arms?
In a vote in the Lebanese parliament yesterday 122 out of 124 deputies approved the resolution to bare arms to all citizens in Lebanon to the sole purpose of self protection and rebottle from invasion and of outside forces. I’m willing to listen to your comments and consider it a great honor if you’re willing to listen to my rebottle.
To the political debate skeptic, grist for the mill.
If a debate is like a war, and the debater’s statements are like battles, a response may be a rebattle.
Message board comment: ”... the Dems candidate got more time and less opportunity to rebattle and they all represented a media channel favorable to the democrats.”
Answer site: “Dawkins used rhetoric to set the stage for his rebattle…”
Sports discussion: “Not that it isn’t redundant, I think our part here is to rebattle the argument of LBJ fans that LeBron is better than Kobe and not the other way…”
Last edited by larrybob (2012-10-30 17:52:21)
Hilarious, JuanTwoThree. Are they intentionally punning, though?
I noticed that the Sports discussion example I gave is one which uses an eggcorn of rebuttal as a verb. See also Arnold Zwicky on rebuttal, the verb.