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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?   ( dailymail.co.uk) divider line
    More: Scary, Paris Police, Warwickshire, CCTV cameras, roofs, bus drivers, Elin Nordegren  
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2012-12-10 09:56:31 AM  
The backstroke?

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

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

Let me google that for you: http://bit.ly/XJE5Or

WHY THE FARK do people insist on taking good idioms and just stomping on them?
2012-12-10 10:17:24 AM  

TanHamster: It certainly raises the question, doesn't it?

To "beg" the question is to avoid answering it.

What he said, subby.

/grammar nazis are fast!
2012-12-10 10:18:07 AM  
Yes, it actually raises the question. But.... i see I'm not needed here
2012-12-10 10:25:30 AM  
2012-12-10 10:38:32 AM  
I love when dumb people incorrectly use phrases that they think make them sound smarter.
2012-12-10 11:27:48 AM  
Remindde me of this.
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2012-12-10 11:30:10 AM  
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 11:36:24 AM  
So the real question that is begging to be asked is "why did the driver get out of the van and take his pants off in a high crime area?"
2012-12-10 11:52:37 AM  
The van roof was in his underpants because the elephant was wearing his pajamas.
2012-12-10 11:53:31 AM  
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 05:49:52 PM  
I came here to see how many posts it would take before the obvious happened. The answer is two. Well done.
2012-12-10 09:10:54 PM  
It begs the question of his desperation.
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