After my recent 'beg the question' post, I can't resist postingthis link to an article by Ben Yagoda about how long we should cling to a word or term's original meaning in the face of a more popular misuse. I post it not only because the same kind of question has come up here--though not been begged--but because Yagoda mentions the 'begs the question' question himself.
So where are you on the prescriptivist/anything goes spectrum?
Stranger in Town - 1957 film review - *Stranger in Town *is a black and white movie adapted from a novel by Frank Chittenden called *The Uninvited.* I know very little about Chittenden, but he ...
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