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Homonyms (or why I want to smack people)

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.

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4 thoughts on “Homonyms (or why I want to smack people)

  1. So a mime who has been fired would be a “moot mute”?

    If a lot of people like a secondary destination, they all want to go “to two too”.

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  2. Maybe the mute was moot as he suffered with depression and felt obsolete, irrelevant, and that he no longer mattered. Nothing worse than a suicidally depressed moot mute…

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  3. Wow! You’re examples are amazing! hehehe. I’m funny. That’s what annoys me the most…you’re and your. oh! and there, their, and they’re. it’s not that difficult, peeps! But really, I was impressed with the examples…you should right or teach or something. hehehe…I did it again!

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