Homonyms (or why I want to smack people)

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Whilst wandering about the internet, I stumbled across something that made me see red for a brief moment.

Yes, someone said “mute point” again.

I know that none of you are so obnoxious as to wander about the net, abusing our rather interesting language.

But in case you forgot, I need to put this reminder out there.

Moot: Obsolete, irrelevant, no longer matters

Mute: Does not make sound, silent

Example: Incorrect word usage makes me mute with anger. I hope that someday this will be a moot issue.

links for 2008-02-18

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