Save “beg the question”!

Some say the battle for the correct usage of “begs the question” was lost to popular usage fifty years ago, and it’s time to let it go. Nooooo! There … are … four … lights!

When something “begs the question,” it doesn’t mean it “strongly suggests a question”: it actually has a completely different meaning, quite unrelated to the sound of the thing (which is why it gets chronically mis-used).

Begging the question is a logical fallacy. It refers to circular reasoning, using your conclusion as the premise. Please, learn more.