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Thread #132499   Message #4082173
Posted By: Nigel Parsons
06-Dec-20 - 02:42 PM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
It could be that "beg the question" comes from "beggar the question,"
If the origin of the phrase is uncertain, it could just as easily come from "begets the question" which would agree with the first meaning I gave.