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   Desperate truck driver clings to van roof in his underpants to stop thieves stealing his cargo. Which begs the question: what was the van roof doing in his underpants?

10 Dec 2012 10:01 AM   |   2657 clicks   |   Daily Mail
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gopher321    [TotalFark]  
The backstroke?

/ba-dum-tsh

10 Dec 2012 09:56 AM
TanHamster     
It certainly raises the question, doesn't it?

To "beg" the question is to avoid answering it.

10 Dec 2012 10:13 AM
aharown     
Does not beg the question.

Let me google that for you: http://bit.ly/XJE5Or

WHY THE FARK do people insist on taking good idioms and just stomping on them?

10 Dec 2012 10:13 AM
I Am The Bishop Of East Anglia     

TanHamster: It certainly raises the question, doesn't it?

To "beg" the question is to avoid answering it.


What he said, subby.

/grammar nazis are fast!

10 Dec 2012 10:17 AM
pivazena     
Yes, it actually raises the question. But.... i see I'm not needed here

10 Dec 2012 10:18 AM
the_chief     
Semi-literate

10 Dec 2012 10:25 AM
Cyno01    [TotalFark]  
I love when dumb people incorrectly use phrases that they think make them sound smarter.

10 Dec 2012 10:38 AM
wambu     
Remindde me of this.
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10 Dec 2012 11:27 AM
TofuTheAlmighty     
It's become clear that the only reason 'begs the question' headlines are greenlit is to troll the pedants. (And yes, I'm a proud pedant.)

10 Dec 2012 11:30 AM
The Larch     
So the real question that is begging to be asked is "why did the driver get out of the van and take his pants off in a high crime area?"

10 Dec 2012 11:36 AM
Linoleum_Blownapart     
The van roof was in his underpants because the elephant was wearing his pajamas.

10 Dec 2012 11:52 AM
muck1969    [TotalFark]  
So it's not just American journalists who are terrible with the English language. Not that it's a relief to know that.

10 Dec 2012 11:53 AM
MakerGrey     
I came here to see how many posts it would take before the obvious happened. The answer is two. Well done.

10 Dec 2012 05:49 PM
Dear Jerk     
It begs the question of his desperation.

10 Dec 2012 09:10 PM
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