It begs the question: is it just me?

David Donnell daviddonnell at NYC.RR.COM
Fri May 30 15:31:29 UTC 2008

Whenever I hear someone use the phrase "begs the question" followed
by a question, I instantly assume the speaker never took a class in

Someone tell me I'm wrong.

Not being clever--don't mean to proscribe such usage--just curious if
anyone (or how many) who studied logical fallacies ever uses the
phrase in the 'non-logic' sense.

Missourian @ NYC

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