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impromptu

Second defn. --Keene 17:37, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

I can confirm that that definition is mostly accurate; at least, high school forensics competitions in the U.S. state of Michigan have such a category, though I don't know how widespread that is. I'd imagine most U.S. state forensics leagues have similar categories, but if I recall correctly, the National Forensics League does not. —RuakhTALK 20:18, 5 April 2007 (UTC)
Maybe it would be better to erase this defn then...but then again I'm not American, you know, just dubious. --Keene 20:10, 6 April 2007 (UTC)
Why would we delete it? —RuakhTALK 21:08, 6 April 2007 (UTC)
But the second definition for the adjective is that of a noun "a category . ." SemperBlotto 21:24, 6 April 2007 (UTC)
Plausible; but I don't recall ever hearing this, here in America. --Connel MacKenzie 15:30, 7 April 2007 (UTC)
I have, but I don't see it as any different from the primary definition. It's merely a more specific use, not a more specialized use, to have to give an impromptu speech using a topic drawn at random. --EncycloPetey 17:09, 12 April 2007 (UTC)
Well, in Michigan it has a specialized sense in that while impromptu and extemporaneous are usually synonyms, Michigan forensics competitions have separate, non-identical impromptu and extemporaneous categories; and I'd guess it's the same elsewhere in the U.S. That said, any explanation of that would probably be encyclopedic rather than definitional, so we're probably better off deleting. —RuakhTALK 20:11, 14 April 2007 (UTC)
In South Dakota, we have competitions where their are separate extemporaneous and impromptu events. the impromptu events are usually held to keep people busy because they have been eliminated from other competition. A person from any other type of event can participate. The main events such as Humorous, Prose, Poetry, Dramatic, Extemporaneous, or Readers' Theater have an elimination structure in bigger events and any one of the participants that are not continuing to further rounds usually participate in Impromptu. This definition should be moved to more of a noun sense. —Cryptman 19 April 2007
rfvfailed Cynewulf 21:02, 15 June 2007 (UTC)