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Moot

Postby Perry Lassiter » Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:44 am

Moot has been used a good deal on this site, but I can't find a full treatment. My problem with the word is its usage has changed, but not the definitions, which all report the word means something like debatable or ambiguous. But wherever I now see the word it intends false, or at least dealt with, over, decided. HOw do you all hear it?
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Re: Moot

Postby Slava » Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:31 pm

I concur, this one has split into two basically opposite meanings. A moot point is either an important one, or one that no longer needs to be taken into consideration.
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Re: Moot

Postby Dr. Goodword » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:49 am

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Re: Moot

Postby Perry Lassiter » Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:16 pm

Thanks, Doc. Clears up a lot.
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