Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Begs the question (now with dinosaurs!)

If you're into absurd comics about dinosaurs and language, you'll enjoy this.

My feelings on begs the question are known. I don't like it. However, I'm at a point where its "misuse" no longer makes me cringe; it's just so universal. Who can cringe that often? It hurts my shoulders.

I still change it in copy, though.

(Via Languagehat)


At 10:36 PM, January 18, 2006, Blogger Nuclear Redaction said...

Love the comic, and the sentiment.

Y'know what else makes me cringe? Misuse of "erstwhile." The other day, I saw a talk-show host introduce his "erstwhile music director." My immediate thought was, "What, you're firing her?"

At 8:17 PM, January 19, 2006, Blogger Scott Baradell said...

I just watched Beauty and the Geek on Tivo. I suspect the guy who drew that nerd-tastic comic must be one of the contestants. (But, of course, that begs the question: will he be an erstwhile contestant after next week's elimination?)

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