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Comment 29 by Sharpur :

Comment 17 by raindrops In the first paragraph he misuses the phrase "begs the question" and that bothers me.the question" and that bothers me.

It bothers me too. It's become more common than the correct usage these days, and while I restrain myself from nit-picking (stuff like "Ten items or less" signs in supermarkets) the correct use of this term is important. It's a very common error or tactic of sloppy thinkers.

see this: begthequestion.info/ Anyway, it was so easy to look up "beg the question", and I am not even presuming to sell books on the subject. The guy is a hack. (by the way, what's wrong with "ten items or less"?)

Sat, 09 Jun 2012 09:03:50 UTC | #946531