A Project for Better Journalism chapter

Is Water Wet?


Talking with friends is always a fun thing to do. Most friends talk about how their day went, or what their plans are for later. Others like to discuss controversial topics, like “What president do you think is better?” or “Do you think the Great Pyramids were made by aliens?” Some more sophisticated people have some topics that require a much higher level of thinking. So much so, that only the most mentally constituted can even begin to debate the question of “Is water wet?”

Junior Daniel Hammon said, “Water isn’t wet, because wet means something is covered in water, and you can’t cover water in water. People who say otherwise need to watch the 30-minute video with the bald scientist.”

“It’s not even worth to talk about since it is unnecessary and there are better things to talk about,” Hammon said. He sounded very adamant about getting his idea across. Nonetheless, a very elaborate response for someone as distinguished as him.

Junior Elia Luaibi said, “No, water is not wet because it is a description for dry objects and water can’t be dry at all, making the word wet inapplicable to water. Anyone who says water is wet will have to deal with me respectfully disagreeing with any opinions they carry,” Luaibi said.

“There are definitions for words for a reason and people who don’t look at them should not be arguing over such a thing.” Luaibi sure did his research on the matter.

Sophomore Samantha Hedges said,  “Actually water is wet because Kool-aid is wet; therefore, water is wet. It is such an obvious answer honestly. People who think water isn’t wet probably lose every one of their Mario Kart games.” Although the sincerity of her response could not be determined, it was an interesting answer.  At least she wins all her Mario Kart games.

Freshman Morgan Nard said, “Yes H2O is, in fact, very moist, because when water gets on my skin, it feels wet and moist, so water must also be wet and moist. Plus, water cannot say whether it is wet or not wet, so I choose to speak for water and say it is indeed wet.”

Nard also said, “Anyone who disagrees with me is a moron. My word is final and all must respect it!” A very assertive response for a freshman, but no other kind of response could have been expected from the wildcard of the school.

Senior Lanora Jennings said, “No, water is not wet because when you pour water on something it is wet, but when you pour water on water, it just becomes more water. There are much better things to discuss than ‘is water wet’. I don’t care if you do or don’t think water is wet because you are entitled to think what you want, but water isn’t wet, and that is just a fact.” A very neutral response compared to the others.

As you can see, only the most intellectual students were asked such a complex question so we could acquire the best possible answers. Sadly, with all of these reasonable and varied answers, we may never get an official answer to this mind-boggling debate. For now, we will have to settle for, “How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop”, or, “What came first the chicken or the egg?”