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Re: [opensuse] English locution correction (was Re: Clinging to Microsoft (was Re: Why openSUSE is less popular than Ubuntu?)
  • From: grasshopper <marigold.6352@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2011 20:55:22 +0000
  • Message-id: <1324500922.30988.3.camel@linux-8368>
On Wed, 2011-12-21 at 13:59 -0600, sc wrote:
On Wednesday, December 21, 2011 13:07:56 Bob Williams wrote:

On 20/12/11 23:46, John Andersen wrote:
The entire issue revolves around a largely archaic use of
the word "beg", which is used almost NOWHERE in English
today or for the past hundred years other than in this
SINGLE phrase "beg the question".

I beg your pardon?

i beg to differ

beggars can't be choosers

In Ireland 'beg' means small in Gaelic. There is a small lake/lough
called Lough Beg.


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