(urth) Wolfe at Readercon

Daniel D Jones ddjones at riddlemaster.org
Wed Jul 22 18:37:10 PDT 2009

On Wednesday 22 July 2009 21:29:14 Matthew Keeley wrote:
> And yet the colloquial usage of "begs the question" does make sense;
> it's a nice and colorful shorthand. Less irritating than trying to
> figure out the definition of "nonplussed."

Then say "...begs one to ask the question.."  or "...begs that the question be 
asked..."  If you find those a bit cumbersome, "raises the question" is just as 
clear and succinct as the misused phrase.

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