Re: What "beg the question" means

Subject: Re: What "beg the question" means
From: "Matthew B. Hicks" <matt -at- UNIDATA -dot- UCAR -dot- EDU>
Date: Thu, 9 Feb 1995 15:49:23 -0700

On Thu, 9 Feb 1995, Arthur Comings wrote:

> 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_.

Similarly:

"They asked me to speak at the meeting, but I begged off."

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