What other explanation can there be for the wan versions and unfortunate misinterpretations that have popped up everywhere — eggless and sugarless renditions; cookies studded with carob, tofu and marijuana; whole-wheat alternatives; and the terribly misguided bacon-topped variety.As wikipedia points out, "begs the question" strictly means something other than "the question naturally follows". The fact that the NYT now uses the informal "begs the question" indicates that the strict sense is becoming history.
All this crossbreeding begs the question: Has anyone trumped Mrs. Wakefield?
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Discussing chocolate chip coookies, invented by Ruth Graves Wakefield
Posted by factory123 at 9:09 AM