Poll: Which word is of a greater value?
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 Gigantuan 51 31% Gargantuan 111 69%
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Okay, so me and my friend, whom I shall refer to as 'Idiot', have had this stupid argument going for a couple months now, and neither of us will sway. So I come to you peeps to settle it. Prepare yourselves, it's a really stupid argument.

I suppose I won't say which side either of us are on, because I know The Pit loves me and will just choose my side. Okay, so here we go:

The Question

We have three words:
1. Gigantic
2. Gargantuan
3. Gigantuan

Now obviously we arrive at 'gigantuan' by combining 'gigantic' and 'gargantuan' into one word. It is generally agreed that 'gargantuan' is a larger "value" than 'gigantic'. For example, if I had a gargantuan amount of tomatoes, and my friend had a gigantic amount of tomatoes, I would therefore have more tomatoes. Okay, now here is where the debate gets sticky: Is 'gigantuan' of a higher amount than 'gargantuan' ?

Side #1

It is argued that 'gigantuan' is of a larger value than 'gargantuan' because it retains the essence (key word) of both 'gargantuan' and 'gigantic'. It is like a spork...it has the best qualities of both a spoon and a fork, while being exponentially greater than just a spoon or a fork. So although both words are not visible, they are still there in essence, thus making gigantuan a greater value.

Gigantic < Gargantuan < Gigantuan

Side #2

It is argued that 'gigantuan' is not of a larger value than 'gargantuan'. There is a mathematical "proof" for this: let's give pretend numerical values for two of the words. Gargantuan is worth 2 points, and gigantic is worth 1 point. Because the words are combined into one word, it is argued that we are cutting each word in half, and sticking them together. So half of gargantuan is 1 point, and half of gigantic is 0.5 points, so gigantuan would be worth 1.5 points, therefore making its value between gigantic and gargantuan.

Gigantic < Gigantuan < Gargantuan

So, Pit, what is it? Side #1 or side #2?
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number 2
now extra flamey
Combining two values gives you a larger value

So something that is both gigantic and gargantuan would be bigger than both imo
seeing as this is the pit, I'm waiting for someone to make a joke about how big their penis is

edit: yo momma so fat jokes also apply
Last edited by seljer at Sep 14, 2008,
You and your freind need to get laid.
is gigantuan even a word?
Gigantuan is a cool word
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You and your freind need to get laid.

... You took the words right out of my mouth, ooooh...
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Gigantuan is a cool word

No its not.

[/pointless argument]
Gigantuan is not a real word, therefore it is eliminated. Gigantic and gargantuan are words used to describe a large amount of something, but they do not have a definite value, so this argument can not be won or lost. Happy?
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gargantuan sounds more like a word.

+1
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You and your freind need to get laid.

+1

And I say side #2
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'Nothing can be larger than something that is gigantuan.'

Well I think that settles it pretty well
gargantuan, but ginormous is bigger
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'Nothing can be larger than something that is gigantuan.'

Well I think that settles it pretty well

Haha well perhaps. But that is just one person's definition.
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Haha well perhaps. But that is just one person's definition.

You don't argue with Urban Dictionary
Gigantuan cause it sounds cooler.
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'Nothing can be larger than something that is gigantuan.'

Well I think that settles it pretty well

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None of the words has a quanitfiable value and gigantuan isn't even a word, but technically it should be bigger because it's an amalgamation of two really big things. Also, Gigantuan sounds like a killer robot that's trying to destroy the universe.
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why does it matter?
you realise you have just wasted some of my valuable thinking power. and for that i dont like you

Well, it matters because we were both drunk and somehow came to this subject, and now neither of us will back down.
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Side #3

Since Gigantuan is NOT a real word it isnt bigger than anything. So therefore:

Gigantic < Gargantuan < my peepee
Gigantuan isn't a ****ing word.

You're both dumb.

No, don't reference me to urban goddamn dictionary. No factual basis whatsoever is needed on that site for anything. "Gigantuan" doesn't appear in Webster.

/argument

Also sorry for sounding like a dick. Bad mood.
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seeing as this is the pit, I'm waiting for someone to make a joke about how big their penis is

edit: yo momma so fat jokes also apply

Gigantuan you say? Hmm well if i had a dollar for every time I have heard that as an adjective......

Better?
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Haha well perhaps. But that is just one person's definition.

If there is only one person's definition then that limits the room for education and fairness in this debate. Thus, the opponent is untopical and therefore loses the debate!
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Gigantuan isn't a ****ing word.

You're both dumb.

No, don't reference me to urban goddamn dictionary. No factual basis whatsoever is needed on that site for anything. "Gigantuan" doesn't appear in Webster.

/argument

Also sorry for sounding like a dick. Bad mood.

Well, what makes a word a word? I think it's silly to think that just because a word doesn't appear in Webster it's just considered not a word. Gigantuan is simply a word not recognized by many people, but is still a word.

Word: "A sound or a combination of sounds, or its representation in writing or printing, that symbolizes and communicates a meaning and may consist of a single morpheme or of a combination of morphemes."
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Okay, so me and my friend, whom I shall refer to as 'Idiot', have had this stupid argument going for a couple months now, and neither of us will sway. So I come to you peeps to settle it. Prepare yourselves, it's a really stupid argument.

I suppose I won't say which side either of us are on, because I know The Pit loves me and will just choose my side. Okay, so here we go:

The Question

We have three words:
1. Gigantic
2. Gargantuan
3. Gigantuan

Now obviously we arrive at 'gigantuan' by combining 'gigantic' and 'gargantuan' into one word. It is generally agreed that 'gargantuan' is a larger "value" than 'gigantic'. For example, if I had a gargantuan amount of tomatoes, and my friend had a gigantic amount of tomatoes, I would therefore have more tomatoes. Okay, now here is where the debate gets sticky: Is 'gigantuan' of a higher amount than 'gargantuan' ?

Side #1

It is argued that 'gigantuan' is of a larger value than 'gargantuan' because it retains the essence (key word) of both 'gargantuan' and 'gigantic'. It is like a spork...it has the best qualities of both a spoon and a fork, while being exponentially greater than just a spoon or a fork. So although both words are not visible, they are still there in essence, thus making gigantuan a greater value.

Gigantic < Gargantuan < Gigantuan

Side #2

It is argued that 'gigantuan' is not of a larger value than 'gargantuan'. There is a mathematical "proof" for this: let's give pretend numerical values for two of the words. Gargantuan is worth 2 points, and gigantic is worth 1 point. Because the words are combined into one word, it is argued that we are cutting each word in half, and sticking them together. So half of gargantuan is 1 point, and half of gigantic is 0.5 points, so gigantuan would be worth 1.5 points, therefore making its value between gigantic and gargantuan.

Gigantic < Gigantuan < Gargantuan

So, Pit, what is it? Side #1 or side #2?

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wat

I forgot a lot of words, but that's not the point
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im going with #2.
Heres something else to think about:
gigantic<gigantuan<gargantic<gargantuan
gigantic<gargantic<gigantuan<gargantuan
(this goes by arguement 2)

Edit: dammit beaten to it
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Fucking win S&R!
Pft, c'mon, obviously the correct answer is #1. Damn you Pit =(
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I wanna see what the night crew has to say :|
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I'll lock in 2 for Gargantuan Regis.
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Urban Dictionary makes something a real word?

You just blew my ****ING mind.

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Gigantuan isn't a ****ing word.

You're both dumb.

No, don't reference me to urban goddamn dictionary. No factual basis whatsoever is needed on that site for anything. "Gigantuan" doesn't appear in Webster.

/argument

Also sorry for sounding like a dick. Bad mood.

Don't worry, I sound like I dick when I'm right, too.

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I think it's silly to think that just because a word doesn't appear in Webster it's just considered not a word.

I think it's silly not to since that's what makes it a word.

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Gigantuan is simply a word not recognized by many people, but is still a word.

Word: "A sound or a combination of sounds, or its representation in writing or printing, that symbolizes and communicates a meaning and may consist of a single morpheme or of a combination of morphemes."

You're right, most gibberish and made-up nonsense ISN'T recognized by many people.

All right, so, following your dumbass logic, from now on, zxlgbashpghbads4kjgbdsahg is a word because it's a combination of sounds. I'm going to throw this soda can against the wall and the combination of sounds it makes is now a word. Nevermind that "morpheme" implies "meaningful," and neither those random sounds nor "gigantuan" have any meaning. The sound my cat makes when he's licking his own ass is now a word.

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gargantuan sounds more like a word.

"Gargantuan" IS a word. What's funny is I highlighted these quotes to copy them and spell check came up like "did you mean 'gargantuan?'"
You're*
Last edited by Survivalism at Sep 14, 2008,