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Pet peeve

Dear Anyone Who Wants to Write or Speak in English:

“Beg the question” does not – not – mean “raise the question.” It does not mean that. I’m not going to tell you want it means. If you want to know what it means, google it. Until you know what it means, don’t use it. All I’ll tell you for sure is that it does not – not – mean “raise the question.” It doesn’t ever mean that. Ever. So stop using it as if it does. OK? Just stop. Thank you.

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