Thanks to April Orcutt for sending this link to the Times Grammar Blog.

A recent post discussed correct usage of the term, “begs the question” (hint: it is not equivalent to “raises the question”) and includes a link to the website BegTheQuestion.info, where you can order BTQ T-shirts and mugs, as well as business cards to hand out to people who misuse the term. (They begin: Oops! You used the phrase “begs the question” in an improper manner!) “Drop one in the offering plate at church after a pastor’s BTQ-laden sermon, send them to the newscaster or advertising copywriter in your life, or hand them to the president after his inaugural speech. (If Secret Service lets you, that is.) Just remember: these cards are meant to discreetly inform them of BTQ abuse, but they are no substitute for candor and respect.”


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