Begging the Question

Begging the question is not the same as begging to ask a question; it’s not the same as as wanting to ask a question!

“Begging the question” is the fallacy of using something as proof for itself. It’s old-style English. “Begging” is what you want to show for evidence, “the question” is what you want to prove.

Here’s an example:

It’s in the next-to-last panel. She’s offering (begging) the same thing she wants to prove (the question) as her evidence.