Date: Tue, 20 Feb 1996 10:31:58 -0700 From: Rudy Troike Subject: Clear example of "Beg [=raise] the question" From: UACCIT::CTB "Carl Berkhout" 20-FEB-1996 02:07 To: UACCIT::RTROIKE CC: CTB Subj: RE: More examples of "beg the question" Rudy-- 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. Carl