In “Begging the Question, Again” on the Times Topics weblog, NYT deputy news editor Philip Corbett talks about the misuse of the phrase, and briefly mentions, my pedantic language site. I was alerted to this by the sudden flurry of “” inbound links in my referrer log that day.

BTQ’s continued growth in popularity still has not served to unseat “begging the question” on Wikipedia from its top search position on Google, however Number 2 is nice, though. BTQ has also garnered only occasional mention on Twitter.

Update: Oh hey, now BTQ is intermittently #1. This is an agreeable outcome!