jimmysnyder kindly corrected me on my misuse of this phrase. Thanks jimmy.me said:This begs the question -
I suppose I should have said - "this provokes the question".An argument that improperly assumes as true the very point the speaker is trying to argue for is said in formal logic to “beg the question.” Here is an example of a question-begging argument: “This painting is trash because it is obviously worthless.” The speaker is simply asserting the worthlessness of the work, not presenting any evidence to demonstrate that this is in fact the case. Since we never use “begs” with this odd meaning (“to improperly take for granted”) in any other phrase, many people mistakenly suppose the phrase implies something quite different: that the argument demands that a question about it be asked—raises the question. If you’re not comfortable with formal terms of logic, it’s best to stay away from this phrase, or risk embarrassing yourself.
I'm afraid that they could have found her mental equivalent in any shopping mall or public gathering. It's scary, especially since we are living in a representative form of government that allows people like this to vote.Oh my God... I can only hope that they searched high and low before finding her.
Low is more like it.Oh my God... I can only hope that they searched high and low before finding her.
You also would think that the audience laughing at her numbers would have given it away as well.....:rofl::rofl: The expression on Jacob and Spencer's faces should have given away how wrong she was if nothing else did! :rofl:
But, hey, maybe she has a really big house and her yard really is 352 feet long.
Oh, wait, I can top that...
They do say everything's bigger in Texas! :tongue2:
(I can't let Ivan claim all the groaners. :uhh:)
http://www.squidoo.com/are-you-smarter-than-a-5th-grader/ [Broken]Are You Smarter than 5th Grader? I apparently am not!