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Re: [opensuse] English locution correction (was Re: Clinging to Microsoft (was Re: Why openSUSE is less popular than Ubuntu?)
On 12/21/2011 12:55 PM, grasshopper wrote:
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.

grasshopper



GUYS: Please Stop!!

First word of the thread title: ENGLISH.

And as explained above, it is not the word BEG that is archaic,
it is the particular use/meaning of the word BEG to mean "avoiding", "assuming"
or "sidestepping"
which is archaic.

And, to be specific: "Archaic" does not mean merely OLD, it means
having the characteristics of the language of the past and surviving chiefly in
specialized uses

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