Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Monday February 6, 2012
Posted on 02/06/2012 7:18:41 AM PST by xsmommy
Word For The Day, Monday, 2/6/12
In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".
"begs the question"
"Begging the question" is a form of logical fallacy in which a statement or claim is assumed to be true without evidence other than the statement or claim itself. When one begs the question, the initial assumption of a statement is treated as already proven without any logic to show why the statement is true in the first place. A simple example would be "I think he is unattractive because he is ugly." The adjective "ugly" does not explain why the subject is "unattractive" -- they virtually amount to the same subjective meaning, and the proof is merely a restatement of the premise. The sentence has begged the question. To beg the question does not mean "to raise the question." (e.g. "It begs the question, why is he so dumb?") This is a common error of usage made by those who mistake the word "question" in the phrase to refer to a literal question. Sadly, the error has grown more and more common with time, such that even journalists, advertisers, and major mass media entities have fallen prey to "BTQ Abuse."
While descriptivists and other such laissez-faire linguists are content to allow the misconception to fall into the vernacular, it cannot be denied that logic and philosophy stand to lose an important conceptual label should the meaning of BTQ become diluted to the point that we must constantly distinguish between the traditional usage and the erroneous "modern" usage. This is why we fight
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The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day.
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Practice makes perfect.....post on....
His greatest scream captured on tape, that’s for sure.
There are huge billboards of her, in her underwear, all over Brazil.
Did I mention today is a holiday in Mexico? Awful convenient with the Super Bowl and everything.
Viva Los Gigantes!
didn’t you just have Candelaria day last week> What’s today? are los Gigantes who the yinzers were rooting for?
i had forgotten that Joe Namath was from the Burgh. he was on something last week and xsteen said to me, is he from Pittsburgh bc i heard him say AHT just now. i had missed it and i stopped to think and xshub said, he sure is from the Beaver Falls. i had totally forgotten. So i was PRAHDA xsteen being so discerning n’at/
Candelaria weren’t nothing but tamales for breakfast.
You don’t think Stiller fans would root for Tom Brady and the cheating Patriots?
i have no idea who the STiller fans would root for as between the two.
Chubbikins correctly calls them the New Jersey Giants, based on where they work and live and play. I can’t even wrap my mind around the false logic because I’m in the middle of a math quandary with a knitting project.
if they are Jersey Jints, why doesn’t the Tiger root for them instead of the Jets?
and gisele littlecake is one of Brasil’s most famous exports, even with her German name.
Yes, Joe Namath - Beaver Falls
Joe Montana - Ringgold HS
Tony Dorsett, Aliquippa
2001 and 2004 - Pats beat Steelers for AFC title. They cheated by illegally videotaping their opponents practices.
On the other hand, Giants owned by Mara family, another old school NFL family. The two families have even intermarried.
Dorsett went to Hopewell. Ditka went to Aliquippa.
You got too much kiddie crap on yo’ Ipod. I gots NIN and Drowning Pool too, but I also gots Theory of a Dead Man, Five Finger Death Punch, Saliva, Audioslave, Mastodon, Godsmack, Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie.
Ahhh! Hubby and I were just trying to remeber the famous player from Beaver Falls! I thought maybe Johnny Unitis.
Dorsett is FROM aliquippa, i don’t know the names of HSs you anal retentive!
Now that’s adult stuff.
I was enjoying some nice Manowar and Black Label Society while watching first grade soccer....
I’ll leave you two aging headbangers to your adult entertainment. My criteria is that it have a beat.
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