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Old 06-10-16, 05:55 AM
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Seen a set of playgirl playing cards this morning.. should of picked them up and gave them to the ladies at work!
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Old 06-10-16, 06:49 AM
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Originally Posted by drmfunky
Wallets! That's what I see the most on the side of the road. I've seen three in the past month.

One was just laying there and the other two had the contents spread all over the road; most likely stolen and thrown out.
Interesting how different areas have different detritius. I have only ever found two wallets in 12 years of commuting, and both of them had cash in them, probably just fell off the top of a car where they were left. Both taken to the police station for return.
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Old 06-10-16, 07:23 AM
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Originally Posted by drmfunky View Post
Wallets! That's what I see the most on the side of the road. I've seen three in the past month.

One was just laying there and the other two had the contents spread all over the road; most likely stolen and thrown out.
I've never seen a wallet in 40 years, but I have see a ton of cell phones. The other weird thing, I find lots of shoes, but only one, which begs the question...how does a person lose just one shoe? I also find quite a few CO2 carts from cyclists who had flats, and various cycling related energy wrappers.
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Old 06-10-16, 09:10 AM
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Originally Posted by rekmeyata
...which begs the question...
RAISES the question!

logic nazi out!
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Old 06-10-16, 09:12 AM
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This morning riding past the local Target, I found a pack of dominos (double-nines), which were originally in a steel box, but currently are spread down about 100yd of the bike lane, along with the crumpled box. Unfortunately, about 10% of the tiles are broken, so the whole lot is worthless (and detritus will stick around for probably a couple street cleanings)
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Old 06-10-16, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by rekmeyata
... The other weird thing, I find lots of shoes, but only one, which begs the question...how does a person lose just one shoe? ...
I've wondered that exact same thing for years.
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Old 06-10-16, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by RubeRad
RAISES the question!

logic nazi out!
If you had read that article you provided it even says the phrase is being used incorrectly more and more and by literacy experts like journalist, advertisers and major mass medias, all this means is that it's ok to use it in the fashion in which I did.

Actually if you really want to get technical the oldest definition I could find was this meaning: "assuming the initial point", from the 16th century when the phrase was first used. So the article you came up is wrong in the way you look at it, but the way I look at is that the meaning changes over time, and thus it changed from the 16th century to what you mentioned, to now how it is used. And according to Wiki we all are using it incorrectly, including the site you gave.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Begging_the_question

There you go Logic cop, (I hate the word nazi).
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Old 06-10-16, 11:37 AM
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This week's haul, a pretty serviceable hoodie (one small rip in the back, fine for wearing in most casual situations), a pretty decent pair of sunglasses, and a pocket roll of duct tape

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Originally Posted by rekmeyata
If you had read that article you provided it even says the phrase is being used incorrectly more and more and by literacy experts like journalist, advertisers and major mass medias, all this means is that it's ok to use it in the fashion in which I did.

Actually if you really want to get technical the oldest definition I could find was this meaning: "assuming the initial point", from the 16th century when the phrase was first used. So the article you came up is wrong in the way you look at it, but the way I look at is that the meaning changes over time, and thus it changed from the 16th century to what you mentioned, to now how it is used. And according to Wiki we all are using it incorrectly, including the site you gave.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Begging_the_question

There you go Logic cop, (I hate the word nazi).
OK, I'll be logic cop instead.

Yes, usage changes, and yes a VAST majority of usages of 'beg the question' are incorrect according to the meaning that has been around ever since the phrase entered English from the latin petitio principii, but overwhelming incorrect usage doesn't make it right, or at least not right away.

That raises (but doesn't beg) the question of, when does usage cause a change in the standard? What is the standard? Who decides? Is "ain't" accepted english yet?
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Old 06-10-16, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
OK, I'll be logic cop instead.

Yes, usage changes, and yes a VAST majority of usages of 'beg the question' are incorrect according to the meaning that has been around ever since the phrase entered English from the latin petitio principii, but overwhelming incorrect usage doesn't make it right, or at least not right away.

That raises (but doesn't beg) the question of, when does usage cause a change in the standard? What is the standard? Who decides? Is "ain't" accepted english yet?
Actually ain't is acceptable, see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ain%27t

All of this being a word cop is just nuts. I understand if you're bored, but this is very informal writing on any forum and errors should be ignored. I don't like people using the F, or the S, or the B, or the GD, or the MF, or the N word either, but they do, it's our society, and I don't correct people for using those words unless it's my grandkids then I'll get in their faces. I was at a fast food place 2 or 3 weeks ago with my grandkids, the counter girl, with a face full of studs, messed up something on the register and couldn't figure out how to correct so she called the manager over to help her, when the manager came over the counter girl said to the manager: "I falked up", the manager never batted an eye at the use of the word in front of not just customers, but kids, and not just my kids but others standing there. If I was the manager I would have fired her on the spot, but then again I would have never hired her looking like that! Just the degradation of society in America, and no one seems interested in reversing it.
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Old 06-10-16, 03:52 PM
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OK, ain't was a bad example. Interesting info from wiki how ain't had a long history of acceptability before it got stomped on -- but it seems it was always only acceptable in informal/oral speech, never in formal/written language.

ANYWAYS, I'm not trying to be word cop (except when newbs ask about how to fix their breaks)

As I called myself originally, I'm acting as logic cop. The phrase 'beg the question' has meaning, and what people intend to express does not match that meaning.

It's like when people say "I could care less" instead of "I couldn't care less". Drives me nuts.

"And if that's what she thinKs, she's got another thinG coming!" -- makes no sense!
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It's like when people say "I could care less" instead of "I couldn't care less". Drives me nuts.
I drive nuts and I couldn't care less...unless others are around me.
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Originally Posted by RubeRad
RAISES the question!

logic nazi out!
I beg to differ.
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Originally Posted by andyprough
I beg to differ.
I'll allow it.
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty
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I've always liked this phrase whenever it comes up in written form; "wet your appetite", study this one for a bit.[h=2][/h]
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I thought it was "whet your appetite". It seems we are separated by a common language ��
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Originally Posted by Moondoggy
I thought it was "whet your appetite". It seems we are separated by a common language ��
No, you are right, that's why I asked you all to study it. It's one of those weird phrases that get written as WET when it's suppose to be WHET, and people think the actual word is wet.
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Old 06-10-16, 10:13 PM
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If you know what a whetstone is, it makes more sense that the meaning of the phrase is to sharpen your appetite.
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Originally Posted by rfmarotti
Found a "May is Bike Month" water bottle on the 15th tee at Ancil Hoffman GC. It will join me on rides in the future.
I LOVE finding water bottles. I've found several over the years. I'd hate to see them go in the trash, so I pick them up. I probably have 6 foster bottles in my cupboard.
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Originally Posted by stdlrf11
I LOVE finding water bottles. I've found several over the years. I'd hate to see them go in the trash, so I pick them up. I probably have 6 foster bottles in my cupboard.
I lost a Polar bottle about 5 years or so ago, my hand missed the cage and the bottle went flying off the side of the road, since there was nothing there but grass I thought no problem, plus it had a yellow/black/white pattern in it so it should have shown up...I searched and searched an ever increasing larger area for about 20 minutes and never found it. I think it dropped into a black hole, it was very weird. Did you happen to find it? Maybe mine traveled a worm hole and made to your area of the country.

Any bottles I ever seen had already been hit by cars so I never found a nice one.
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Today I found one of my water bottles on the road... several metres behind me... after failing to get it back in its cage correctly.
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One Sunday morning driving to church with the fam, I saw a cyclist riding with his buddy, he missed the cage and his water bottle went flying. A hundred yards more or so and we were at a light together, so I rolled down my window and told him his bottle was right over there, he said he had another and didn't want to go back. He also said something lippy about me driving a car, which kind of pissed me off. Next morning on my ride to work I picked up the bottle (still full of whatever pale orange liquid he had in there), now it's mine.

Best way to find free waterbottles, be the slowest guy in an organized ride. Also, my wife picked up a cygolite hotshot once, I use it on my commuter and love it so much I would pay to replace it if I lost it.
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