Yes, We’re Begging

The Robert of Robert’s Stochastic thoughts and I are just about exactly the same age. And like him, I find the use of the phrase “begs the question” to mean anything far from “avoiding grappling with the issue” to clang horribly. (Robert would have it be something like making a lousy argument, thus leaving the question un-answered, which works for me too).

Just mentioning.

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One Response to Yes, We’re Begging

  1. ej says:

    If you win on “beg the question” please take on “eke” and “ilk” as well as “enormity.”

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