begging the question
Mark A. Mandel
Mark_Mandel at DRAGONSYS.COM
Fri Jul 6 17:52:41 UTC 2001
Responding to George Thompson, Peter A. McGraw writes:
Using "beg the question" synonymously with "raise the question" seems
pretty widespread in broadcast journalism. It certainly isn't confined to
sportscasters: I hear it all the time on ABC News and I think also NPR. I
think this usage was discussed awhile back on this list.
Not just in journalism. I noticed it this week in Steven K.Z. Brust's
newest fantasy novel, _Issola_ (Tor Books, July 2001. ISBN: 0-312-85927-9).
ObDis: I have no commercial connection with Steven Brust or Tor Books.
I am just a serious fan of his writing:
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