What "beg the question" means

Subject: What "beg the question" means
From: Arthur Comings <atc -at- CORTE-MADERA -dot- GEOQUEST -dot- SLB -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 9 Feb 1995 14:08:24 PST

I'd like to clear up a common misconception. If this subject is old
news to you, please delete now, and accept my apologies.



"Beg the question" means "evade the question" or "sidestep the
question" -- not "ask for the question to be answered."


According to my Webster's Ninth New Collegiat, you can also beg a
_problem_.




Arthur


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