In Response to: From the Archives

The From the Archives photo in the Sept. 17 PAW had a caption that said: “The license plate begs the question: Did they drive the rooftop couch all the way from Florida?” No, the license plate did not beg the question, it raised it. To beg the question is to argue circularly by asserting the very point in question, e.g., “I think that point is illogical because it makes no sense.” See

Walter Weber ’81