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(The Consumerist)   Study conducted by Pee-wee Herman begs the question: IF YOU LOVE YOUR PHONE SO MUCH, WHY DON'T YOU MARRY IT?   (consumerist.com) divider line 33
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2012-12-01 08:13:17 PM
I wonder... was Conky a sexbot?
 
2012-12-01 08:27:05 PM

FirstNationalBastard: I wonder... was Conky a sexbot?


If you're into cold, metal clamps.
 
2012-12-01 08:27:24 PM

FirstNationalBastard: I wonder... was Conky a sexbot?


How else can you explain the tits?

www.jeffbots.com
 
Slu
2012-12-01 08:28:45 PM
 
2012-12-01 08:31:31 PM
Because it'll just blab in my ear nonstop.

/thread.
 
2012-12-01 08:55:52 PM
Good call, Slu.
 
2012-12-01 08:57:27 PM
Pretty sure they already do that in Japan.
 
2012-12-01 08:59:00 PM
Since you obviously don't understand what the phrase "begs the question" means, it's best if you just stop using it.
 
2012-12-01 09:02:28 PM
Ordinarily, I'm not the guy who says, "that's not begging the question. 'Begging the question' doesn't mean raising a question."

But, I'm bored and drunk, so: that's not begging the question. 'Begging the question' doesn't mean raising a question.
 
2012-12-01 09:24:03 PM
Whoohoo! A thread about the meaning of "begs the question!" Can someone PLEASE mention that it's being misused? And then can someone else point out that the misuse has become acceptable? And then let's all weigh in because OUR opinions are the ones that matter!!!

[notthisshiatagain.jpg]
 
2012-12-01 09:25:27 PM
Not to dogpile on, but...

edcatahoulas.tripod.com

Begging the question does not mean raising a question.

/get it right, smitty
 
2012-12-01 09:25:40 PM

eraser8: Ordinarily, I'm not the guy who says, "that's not begging the question. 'Begging the question' doesn't mean raising a question."

But, I'm bored and drunk, so: that's not begging the question. 'Begging the question' doesn't mean raising a question.


Well that begs the question, does begging the question not raise a question?
 
2012-12-01 09:58:20 PM

Slu: Subby, this is for you.


Words and phrases can mean different things to different people. They can also change meaning over time. Just because that moron thinks they own the patent on the phrase "begs the question" doesn't make them correct.
 
2012-12-01 09:58:52 PM
But he already married the fruit salad.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bs81piYG2G8
 
2012-12-01 10:03:40 PM

ReapTheChaos: Slu: Subby, this is for you.

Words and phrases can mean different things to different people. They can also change meaning over time. Just because that moron thinks they own the patent on the phrase "begs the question" doesn't make them correct.


After you finish walking through the door to linguistic nihilism, don't let the door hit your ass on the way out.
 
Slu
2012-12-01 10:04:35 PM

ReapTheChaos: Slu: Subby, this is for you.

Words and phrases can mean different things to different people. They can also change meaning over time. Just because that moron thinks they own the patent on the phrase "begs the question" doesn't make them correct.


Right. And this is an attempt to stop that change.
 
2012-12-01 10:22:27 PM

ReapTheChaos: Slu: Subby, this is for you.

Words and phrases can mean different things to different people. They can also change meaning over time. Just because that moron thinks they own the patent on the phrase "begs the question" doesn't make them correct.




You might actually have said something approaching correctness, if "owning the patent" on something meant "understanding the correct definition". I suppose you think Oxford or Merriam Webster sue for patent infringement every time some uses a word wrong. Or maybe you think that "understanding the historic context" is a claim of ownership. You'd be in part correct here, as the phrase begging the question arose in a specific context, and has a specific meaning in that context. Perhaps then, in a new context the phrase has a new meaning. But the words don't even fit. Theres a difference between saying that begs the question and saying, that begs a person to ask the question. Begs the question like this would be to literally beg the question, as a dog begs the owner, or an internet troll begs the audience for attention.
 
2012-12-01 10:35:29 PM
I wonder what other projects are being researched at the Pew Research Center.

/Does a laser make a sound? And if so, what would it sound like?
 
2012-12-02 12:04:16 AM
It's pretty ironic how often "begs the question" gets misused around here.
 
2012-12-02 12:37:07 AM
My phone is deep inside me at the moment so I'm really getting a kick.
 
2012-12-02 01:38:14 AM

ReapTheChaos: Words and phrases can mean different things to different people. They can also change meaning over time. Just because that moron thinks they own the patent on the phrase "begs the question" doesn't make them correct.


You may from horse taking, but road apples his genital defect kinky to do what is for my of him.
 
2012-12-02 01:58:38 AM

Ishkur: ReapTheChaos: Words and phrases can mean different things to different people. They can also change meaning over time. Just because that moron thinks they own the patent on the phrase "begs the question" doesn't make them correct.

You may from horse taking, but road apples his genital defect kinky to do what is for my of him.


Precisely.
 
2012-12-02 07:51:40 AM

Ishkur: ReapTheChaos: Words and phrases can mean different things to different people. They can also change meaning over time. Just because that moron thinks they own the patent on the phrase "begs the question" doesn't make them correct.

You may from horse taking, but road apples his genital defect kinky to do what is for my of him.


For all intensive purposes, ReapTheChaos should of known his comment would have this kind of affect. The enormity of his naivete literally blows my mind. Irregardless of the fact that this is the penultimate thread on the subject, and that it is comprised of many complaints, he looses a lot of face by posting, and should have stayed disinterested in the subject.

/ow
 
2012-12-02 07:52:04 AM
I used to decry the same thing about ESPN and Andre Iguodala.
 
2012-12-02 08:28:48 AM

mamoru: Ishkur: ReapTheChaos: Words and phrases can mean different things to different people. They can also change meaning over time. Just because that moron thinks they own the patent on the phrase "begs the question" doesn't make them correct.

You may from horse taking, but road apples his genital defect kinky to do what is for my of him.

Four all intensive purposesporpoises , ReapTheChaos should of knownNome his comment would have this kind of affect. The enormity of his naivete literally blows my mind. Irregardless of the fact that this is the penultimate thread on the subject, and that it is comprised of many complaints, he looses a lot of face by posting, and should have stayed disinterested in the subject.

/ow


FTFY

/peat peeve
/ow owowowowowowowowowowowow
/grammer nazi godwined slashies come in threes
 
2012-12-02 10:25:21 AM
I have better long term relationships with my phones than my women.

They've been more like dogs. You cuddle them when they're new, pamper them when they get old, and wail when they die. Then you get another.
 
2012-12-02 11:04:21 AM

mamoru:
For all intensive purposes, ReapTheChaos should of known his comment would have this kind of affect. The enormity of his naivete literally blows my mind. Irregardless of the fact that this is the penultimate thread on the subject, and that it is comprised of many complaints, he looses a lot of face by posting, and should have stayed disinterested in the subject.

/ow


You may laugh, mamoru, but it is not hyperbole when I say I have read paragraphs from my college-level students with more confounded usage than the above. Their limited vocabulary typically ensures they can't even *misuse* a word like "intensive", though. Consider one of my recent favorites discussing Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried:

"He is obviously confused about his life and was wondering where it was going to lead, but where is what Tim is going to become. This that Tim the author is not concerned of what will actually will happen to him in the future and that he is more of just living in the moment just getting through the day. With all of this out in front of him, Tim gave into his guilt and chooses to save his pride."
 
2012-12-02 11:05:43 AM

mamoru: Ishkur: ReapTheChaos: Words and phrases can mean different things to different people. They can also change meaning over time. Just because that moron thinks they own the patent on the phrase "begs the question" doesn't make them correct.

You may from horse taking, but road apples his genital defect kinky to do what is for my of him.

For all intensive purposes, ReapTheChaos should of known his comment would have this kind of affect. The enormity of his naivete literally blows my mind. Irregardless of the fact that this is the penultimate thread on the subject, and that it is comprised of many complaints, he looses a lot of face by posting, and should have stayed disinterested in the subject.

/ow


Do you have any idea how difficult that was to read without punching my monitor?
 
2012-12-02 11:38:10 AM

Gordon Bennett: Do you have any idea how difficult that was to read without punching my monitor?


Hell, it was difficult to write. ;)
 
2012-12-02 01:16:55 PM
dilbert.com
 
2012-12-02 02:18:11 PM
Am I late? Has anybody mentioned that begging the question does not mean raising the question?

i303.photobucket.com

//Now I can go clean the kitchen in peace.
 
2012-12-03 08:52:32 PM

Teufelaffe: It's pretty ironic how often "begs the question" gets misused around here.


If it's misused more than it's properly used, doesn't that make the new use the official definition?
 
2012-12-03 09:00:13 PM

XMark: Teufelaffe: It's pretty ironic how often "begs the question" gets misused around here.

If it's misused more than it's properly used, doesn't that make the new use the official definition?


I was trying to be clever by misusing "ironic" to complain about the misuse of "begs the question." :P

As for your assertion, no, that doesn't make it the new official definition. Just because a lot of ignorant people misuse a word or term, that doesn't magically transform the meaning. See also: theory, random, momentarily, literally, et al.
 
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