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Thread #132499   Message #3000483
Posted By: Steve Shaw
05-Oct-10 - 06:26 PM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Gosh yes, beg the question. Awful. Unfortunately, the sense in which it is now commonly used, to raise the question (why can't people just say that!), is so prevalent that it is now recognised as acceptable by certain authorities. Degradation rules OK...