End of ADS-L Digest - 18 Feb 1996 to 19 Feb 1996 ************************************************ There are 10 messages totalling 284 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. "Beg the question": NYT 2-fer (2) 2. Schluppy 3. South-Florida Sun-Sentinel 4. New word? mouthfeel (2) 5. silly rules of grammar 6. 2 New Words? 7. Letter distribution in names? 8. Clear example of "Beg [=raise] the question" ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Mon, 19 Feb 1996 23:03:31 -0700 From: Rudy Troike Subject: Re: "Beg the question": NYT 2-fer Jesse, Thanks for adding the latest quotes (an interesting shortening of -- any time-depth of cites () on that?: I ask only because it has lately troubled me in formal contexts). Howsomever, I think the examples are perhaps ambiguously open to the first interpretation I would automatically assign to them: viz, "IGNORES the question", i.e., presupposes an understanding or awareness of what the questioned item is, thus leaving it unexamined or unquestioned, through failure to raise it as an issue or term to be questioned. In this sense, I do not find this a new meaning, but one that has been around quite a while. --Rudy Troike (rtroike[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ccit.arizona.edu)