Date: Tue, 20 Feb 1996 10:31:58 -0700
From: Rudy Troike RTROIKE[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CCIT.ARIZONA.EDU
Subject: Clear example of "Beg [=raise] the question"
From: UACCIT::CTB "Carl Berkhout" 20-FEB-1996 02:07
Subj: RE: More examples of "beg the question"
I can't recall if there had earlier been an interest in whether or not
the Brits b*gg*r the question-begging matter as much as Yanks do.
Anyway, they do. They're simply slower at getting things wrong than we
are. They usually need some time to scorn Yank abuses of good, clear
English (and whatever other Yank stuff) before they keenly adopt and
practice those same abuses themselves. "Begging the question" is as
muddled in the UK as it is in the US.
Here's a very clear example in an article about Boris Yeltsin in the 8
August 1995 edition of the Daily Telegraph:
The president's television appearance begs many new questions about his
grip on the country.