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(Daily Mail)   Desperate truck driver clings to van roof in his underpants to stop thieves stealing his cargo. Which begs the question: what was the van roof doing in his underpants?   ( ) divider line
    More: Scary, Paris Police, Warwickshire, CCTV cameras, roofs, bus drivers, Elin Nordegren  
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2675 clicks; posted to Main » on 10 Dec 2012 at 10:01 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-12-10 10:13:06 AM  
3 votes:
It certainly raises the question, doesn't it?

To "beg" the question is to avoid answering it.
2012-12-10 10:13:45 AM  
2 votes:
Does not beg the question.

Let me google that for you:

WHY THE FARK do people insist on taking good idioms and just stomping on them?
2012-12-10 11:53:31 AM  
1 vote:
So it's not just American journalists who are terrible with the English language. Not that it's a relief to know that.
2012-12-10 11:30:10 AM  
1 vote:
It's become clear that the only reason 'begs the question' headlines are greenlit is to troll the pedants. (And yes, I'm a proud pedant.)
2012-12-10 10:38:32 AM  
1 vote:
I love when dumb people incorrectly use phrases that they think make them sound smarter.
2012-12-10 10:18:07 AM  
1 vote:
Yes, it actually raises the question. But.... i see I'm not needed here
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