Mute Point or Moot Point

Sometimes people say what they think they hear without realizing they did not hear it correctly. I know people who do that a lot, but I do not have the desire to correct them. Their loss!

For example, the term “mute” means “silent” whereas the term “moot” (as in “moot point”) is defined as “irrelevant” (usually because the event to which it applies has past and nothing can be done about it).

Listening

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About stanleygraphics

I am a veteran graphic designer who started at the time when cut and paste meant an X-acto knife and rubber cement. I use my experience to educate others. I have an intolerance for ignorance and stupidity.
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