When Debate Club has fewer rules than Fight Club

喧々諤々
ken.ken.gaku.gaku

Literally: noisy – [doubling mark] – outspoken – [doubling mark]

Alternately: A furious uproar; large numbers of people voicing their opinion without restraint or consideration for others.

Notes: Naturally, this may be written with repeated characters instead of the doubling mark. Closely related phrases include ones that replace 喧 with 侃 (kan, “strong”) or 諤 with 囂 (gou, “noisy”), although my sources indicate that those came first and 喧々諤々 was a later formation.

KenKenGakuGaku

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About Confanity

I love the written word more than anything else I've had the chance to work with. I'm back in the States from Japan for grad school, but still studying Japanese with the hope of becoming a translator -- or writer, or even teacher -- as long as it's something language-related.
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