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Sunday, April 17, 2005
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Good, now you have them. The next time someone asks what happened to them, the answer is "I forget."
Mitch (ip:220.127.116.11) 17 April 2005 - 5:51 uur
"Which begs the question: is it true KLM really couldn't have known this plane would be sent back?"
I know you are not a native speaker of English but the term "begging the question" means somethin altogether different from the use to which you put it. It is a term used in debating. It means to use the very thing being questioned to prove the question. Example is "I know there is a god because god made me." You should have said it "gives rise to" the question" or something similar. Don't feel bad. The idiots in the American media use it incorrectly too. It has become trendy. It is a requirement, it seems that reporters on American TV have no facility in the use of the English langage.
ttonn (ip:18.104.22.168) 17 April 2005 - 10:51 uur