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August 29, 2018

#2039: Begging the Question

Begging the Question

[Ponytail and White Hat standing next to each other talking. White Hat has raised his hand while Cueball stands behind him.]

Ponytail: That food made me nauseous.

White Hat: No, the food was nauseous. It made you nauseated.

Cueball: Come on, you’re just begging the question.

[Caption below the frame:]

I annoy people on all sides by using “beg the question” to mean “fight a losing battle against changing usage”.