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Word for the Day, Monday February 6, 2012
guest lecturer Truthy | 2/6/12 | xs

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

Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence.
The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day.

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Practice makes perfect.....post on....




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To: xsmommy

Yes, Joe Namath - Beaver Falls
Joe Montana - Ringgold HS


51 posted on 02/06/2012 10:49:11 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Tony Dorsett, Aliquippa


52 posted on 02/06/2012 10:53:02 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

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.


53 posted on 02/06/2012 10:53:36 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

Dorsett went to Hopewell. Ditka went to Aliquippa.


54 posted on 02/06/2012 11:00:46 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

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.


55 posted on 02/06/2012 11:21:21 AM PST by CholeraJoe (Prepare for Armageddon! Buy brass and lead!)
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To: xsmommy

Ahhh! Hubby and I were just trying to remeber the famous player from Beaver Falls! I thought maybe Johnny Unitis.


56 posted on 02/06/2012 11:28:26 AM PST by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: SoothingDave

Dorsett is FROM aliquippa, i don’t know the names of HSs you anal retentive!


57 posted on 02/06/2012 11:34:55 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: CholeraJoe; Hegewisch Dupa; Explorer89
i am diverse and eclectic, you old coot, i'm not a headbanger, just like some headbanging stuff! You need Uderz w Puchara to be really cool : ) that's Polish rap
58 posted on 02/06/2012 11:39:47 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: CholeraJoe; xsmommy

Now that’s adult stuff.

I was enjoying some nice Manowar and Black Label Society while watching first grade soccer....


59 posted on 02/06/2012 11:50:22 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: hobbes1; CholeraJoe

I’ll leave you two aging headbangers to your adult entertainment. My criteria is that it have a beat.


60 posted on 02/06/2012 11:55:54 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy; hobbes1

A beat? Technopop has a beat. How much Novaspace technocrap you got on ur Ipod?


61 posted on 02/06/2012 12:21:00 PM PST by CholeraJoe (Prepare for Armageddon! Buy brass and lead!)
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None, not that I begrudge anyone their musical taste. musical snobbery is douchebaggery ; ). Jeffrey Osborne stay with me tonight, great song from my heyday! We had a Jeffrey Osborne song as our first dance at our wedding reception.


62 posted on 02/06/2012 12:41:45 PM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I was betting on Jackson Browne’s “Lawyers in Love”.


63 posted on 02/06/2012 1:33:47 PM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy
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Who knew the ancient Olmecs had their own Obama?

64 posted on 02/06/2012 2:46:53 PM PST by SoothingDave
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65 posted on 02/06/2012 3:39:53 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: CholeraJoe

So does Ministry


66 posted on 02/06/2012 5:59:27 PM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: CholeraJoe

So does Ministry


67 posted on 02/06/2012 6:01:29 PM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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