Date: Fri, 15 Dec 1995 08:26:28 -0500 From: SETH SKLAREY Subject: Attestations of "Begging the question" Rudy Troike's colleague, Carl Berkhout wrote: >At lunch one day with a couple of members of the British Library staff I >heard one of them say, "But that just beggars the whole question, >doesn't it?" At least I _think_ the verb was "beggars." Can't imagine >what other verb it could have been. > >Carl > Could he have been saying "buggers?"