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#1 2005-11-10 03:35:08

klakritz
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From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 674

'bait the question' for 'beg the question'

One can, of course, bait an interlocutor by asking annoying questions. You can also entice (bait) someoen into debate with a good question. Since many people don’t understand what it means to beg a question, it’s easy to run all these activities together. (note- the database already has ‘beckon the question’). About 300 ghits:

Don’t bait the question by asking if it has to do with money, leave it an open-ended question.
www.slowlane.com/discusslow/messages/42 … 1096184160

It does bait the question where we get the money to administer the program …
www.njleg.state.nj.us/legislativepub/pu … 0396lb.htm

You are trying to bait the question by debating whether things “truely exist.”
woxy.com/boards/showthread.php?p=375731

He baits the question – will they simply adopt western dance ideology or will
they find their own contemporary dance voice?
www.dcd.ca/catalogue/china.html

Looking around me at the many people of different faiths baits the question, “Aren’t we all asking for the same thing when we pray?
aalbc.com/reviews/standing.htm

This, of course, baits the question that is inevitably asked of every modern armourer: Why?
www.bladeturner.com/guide/fullguide.html

The end also baits the question, What’s the point?
www.laweekly.com/ink/00/40/film-feeney.shtml

Your attempt at question baiting and semantic subterfuge doesn’t impress me.
unicast.org/forums/topic.php?topic_id=4934

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