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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.

The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-)
Practice makes perfect.....post on....




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Good Morning Class. Welcome to School!

Here is my example with WFTD.

I think Obams is incompetent because he can't grip his butt with both hands.

Review Threads:

Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and #111 on this thread!)
Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister
Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate

No pushing at the door please!

1 posted on 02/06/2012 7:18:44 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Gosh, i hope i got this example right, truthy!!


2 posted on 02/06/2012 7:19:54 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Texan5; NicknamedBob; TruthShallSetYouFree; ...

Guest lecturer today is Truthy. This was an issue he raised with me last week, which he feels needs to be addressed, and so i am featuring him today as our Phrase for the day. Please submit homework examples which BEG THE QUESTION. i am hoping that Truthy will help me grade the hw for accuracy bc it’s entirely possible that i will merely RAISE rather than BEG the question my own self.


3 posted on 02/06/2012 7:23:07 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy; TruthShallSetYouFree

Good morning - congrats to Giants fans on our board. I watched the first half then switched to Downton Abbey, but recorded it so I can go back and see what happened. However, apparently Gisele blamed “Tommy’s” receivers so I don’t have to watch


4 posted on 02/06/2012 7:31:54 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Congress touched me inappropriately, they should be put on administrative leave immediately)
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To: xsmommy

“I deserve a second term but we’re not done,”

WTF does that mean?

Perhaps he misread the teleprompter when it wanted him to say BECAUSE.......


5 posted on 02/06/2012 7:34:45 AM PST by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: xsmommy

For my special guest lecture, we will review the correct usage of the word, “myself”.

Not correct: “please turn the homework in to myself or xsmommy....”


6 posted on 02/06/2012 7:37:48 AM PST by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Perhaps Gisele should have prayed harder.


7 posted on 02/06/2012 7:44:24 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: Explorer89

he is a living breathing non sequitur.


8 posted on 02/06/2012 7:45:42 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: Explorer89

did he say that? too funny. exposing himself.


9 posted on 02/06/2012 7:45:47 AM PST by tioga
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To: xsmommy
Isn't it a little early for April Fools?
10 posted on 02/06/2012 7:45:52 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Explorer89

i prefer to say myOWNself.... ; )


11 posted on 02/06/2012 7:47:22 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden; TruthShallSetYouFree

See truthy because he’s arranging the buses for the March....


12 posted on 02/06/2012 7:49:26 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I want the bus that has wi-fi!


13 posted on 02/06/2012 7:57:46 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

It begs the question — why are all Conservatives so selfish and cruel??


14 posted on 02/06/2012 8:03:28 AM PST by mikrofon (Beg your pardon ...)
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To: xsmommy; mikrofon

Yours is close, xsmommy. mikrofon nailed it.


15 posted on 02/06/2012 8:11:10 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (How bad would an Obama II administration be, without the constraints of re-election?)
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To: xsmommy

Or had more praying friends...? lol


16 posted on 02/06/2012 8:19:21 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Congress touched me inappropriately, they should be put on administrative leave immediately)
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To: xsmommy

Begging the question made it irate and loathe to respond in a positive manner resulting in pleas falling on deaf inquiries.


17 posted on 02/06/2012 8:28:59 AM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
The President told you...

Unemployment is down.

Lying rooster inhaler.

18 posted on 02/06/2012 8:30:15 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: mikrofon; TruthShallSetYouFree; secret garden

i would expect Mik to nail it! A+++ i am so bad with DEVICES! secret, you are a device fan, are you loving Truthy’s lecture?


19 posted on 02/06/2012 8:31:55 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: Explorer89

Just like Ronnie said....
i have a question for you, what did Ronnie actually say?


20 posted on 02/06/2012 8:33:52 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

bmlb.

How can you not have ever been in a f***ng car and hear that insipid Eddie Money verse.


21 posted on 02/06/2012 8:36:56 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: hobbes1; xsmommy

I altered the song slightly once.. play the song while reading this.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbhXmSBlS_U

Easy Money- Shot my phone tonight

AArrgh! AAArgh!
I feel an anger, It’s hung over.
It tries to keep a man awake at night.
Why did I answer? I should wonder.
Telemarketer is a parasite.
Voice over poison, you’re releasing
It isn’t safe to go and get the phone.
Antacids running through me.
I gotta pee and get my gun.

I can feel your fear
I can hear you talking faster....

SHOT MY PHONE TONIGHT!
I don’t want to let go till I shoot on sight.
SHOT MY PHONE TONIGHT!
Easy money
Just like Johnny said, “Got my Bruno Magli’s!”

I can’t see in all this darkness
Got memories, I hate to speak alone.
I hear them come for me, I stubbed my toe.
To keep me sane when I shoot the phone.....

I can feel your fear
I can hear you talking faster....

SHOT MY PHONE TONIGHT!
I don’t want to let go till I shoot on sight.
SHOT MY PHONE TONIGHT!
Easy money
Just like Johnny said, “Got my Bruno Magli’s!”
“Got my Bruno Magli’s!”

Just like Johnny said.
Just like Johnny said, “Got my Bruno Magli’s!”
Big starling!
I feel an anger
It’s hung over....

SHOT MY PHONE TONIGHT!
I don’t want to let go till I shoot on sight.
SHOT MY PHONE TONIGHT!
Easy money
Just like Johnny said, “Got my Bruno Magli’s!”
SHOT MY PHONE TONIGHT!
I don’t want to let go till I shoot on sight.
SHOT MY PHONE TONIGHT!
Easy money
Just like Johnny said, “Got my Bruno Magli’s!”
Big starling!
SHOT MY PHONE TONIGHT!
I don’t want to let go till I shoot on sight.
SHOT MY PHONE TONIGHT!
Easy money
Just like Johnny said, “Got my Bruno Magli’s!”
“Got my Bruno Magli’s!”


22 posted on 02/06/2012 8:42:03 AM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: hobbes1

bmlb? it’s on my ipod, darling : ) my kids constantly say what other 55 yo woman has Drowning Pool, NIN, Donnie Iris, Rick Astley, 50cent, Nelly, Los Illegales AND russian rap songs, among others, on their ipod? xsjr said she’d disown me if i put Backstreet Boys on, but hey, Backstreet’s back, alright~! it’s on there. so is LMFAO, every day i’m shuffling ; )


23 posted on 02/06/2012 8:43:26 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: Darksheare

THAT is HILARIOUS! are you channeling weird Al or what?? the song is fresh in my mind bc i listened to it this AM, so i could read the words and hear it in my mind! great job A++++


24 posted on 02/06/2012 8:45:26 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Let’s just say I wrote it awhile ago after getting four calls from the same telemarketer.


25 posted on 02/06/2012 8:52:45 AM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: xsmommy

Be my little beby.....


26 posted on 02/06/2012 8:54:26 AM PST by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: xsmommy

..I also redid “Venus” to be ‘Bobbit’ as in Loreena Bobbit...
..and Kyrie by Mister Mister became ‘Tammy Faye’ by Master Master.

And my sis redid “Head Games” By Foreigner...
I can never listen to a song and hear the real lyrics.


27 posted on 02/06/2012 8:55:41 AM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: xsmommy

NIN.....Oil City’s own......

and “That’s the Way Love Oughta Be” by Donnie Iris may be the best song EVER.


28 posted on 02/06/2012 8:56:52 AM PST by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: Explorer89; xsmommy

Billy Ocean “Caribbean Queen”

Sounded like he was saying “Caribou Queen”.


29 posted on 02/06/2012 8:59:13 AM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Explorer89; SoothingDave
yain't gon dahn ta see Dawnie Eyerus lookin like'at...
30 posted on 02/06/2012 9:01:13 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
gotta head dahn ta pants n'at...
31 posted on 02/06/2012 9:04:05 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

ooooh, those clothes!


32 posted on 02/06/2012 9:04:46 AM PST by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: Explorer89

HOTT! ; )


33 posted on 02/06/2012 9:07:18 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Comes up every day at the grocery store..paper or plastic?.....begs the question.
Of course here you get plastic no matter but it is nice to have the choice offered.


34 posted on 02/06/2012 9:08:28 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: count-your-change

A+++ either it’s because the classroom was posted late or people are intimidated by Truthy’s device, but you are only the second taker on the homework, and for that you get props along with your grade!
go along to the theater dept and see what they have left over from the last production....


35 posted on 02/06/2012 9:12:33 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

ahem.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2843001/posts?page=18#18

forgot to include you.


36 posted on 02/06/2012 9:20:33 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: xsmommy
Happy 101st Birthday, Pres Reagan!


37 posted on 02/06/2012 9:22:12 AM PST by tioga
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To: xsmommy
A blonde model is speaking, therefore she says dumb things. Which begs the question.....What did she say??? Gisele rips Patriots receivers for husband Brady's Super Bowl loss.
38 posted on 02/06/2012 9:55:19 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

what a gorgeous cake!


39 posted on 02/06/2012 9:57:52 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: tioga

what a classless and stupid b-word she is. good grief. A+++


40 posted on 02/06/2012 10:04:48 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: hobbes1

A+++


41 posted on 02/06/2012 10:07:03 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: Explorer89

His greatest scream captured on tape, that’s for sure.


42 posted on 02/06/2012 10:23:21 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

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 Mexico!

Viva Los Gigantes!


43 posted on 02/06/2012 10:26:16 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

didn’t you just have Candelaria day last week> What’s today? are los Gigantes who the yinzers were rooting for?


44 posted on 02/06/2012 10:29:56 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave; Explorer89

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/


45 posted on 02/06/2012 10:35:24 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Candelaria weren’t nothing but tamales for breakfast.

You don’t think Stiller fans would root for Tom Brady and the cheating Patriots?


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

i have no idea who the STiller fans would root for as between the two.


47 posted on 02/06/2012 10:38:27 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

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.


48 posted on 02/06/2012 10:40:10 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden; hobbes1; NeoCaveman

if they are Jersey Jints, why doesn’t the Tiger root for them instead of the Jets?


49 posted on 02/06/2012 10:44:37 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

and gisele littlecake is one of Brasil’s most famous exports, even with her German name.


50 posted on 02/06/2012 10:48:31 AM PST by xsmommy
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