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Thread #132499 Message #4082171
Posted By: leeneia
06-Dec-20 - 02:35 PM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
When the meaning of a term becomes seriously muddied in common parlance, I stop using it. 'Begs the question' is such a term. 'Comprise' is another. English is so rich and adaptable that we don't have to use unclear language.