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50 Mistreated Words and Desecrated Phrases: Mute point

I might have to moo about this. I can remain mute no longer on this point.

A mute point is not what most folks think it is. 

A mute point might mean someone is staying mum about something. But a moot point is another animal altogether. 

It’s a legal term.

When we say, “The point is moot,” we mean the issue has become irrelevant, obsolete, or unworthy of discussion. A moot point might be debatable, but the outcome carries no practical merit. Mock court participants might argue moot points.

A mute point would be unspoken. A moot point probably ought to be. Big difference.

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