Mute Point ( or ) Moot Point

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Mute Point ( or ) Moot Point :

“Moot” is a very old word related to “meeting,” specifically a meeting where serious matters are discussed.

Oddly enough, a moot point can be a point worth discussing at a meeting (or in court)—an unresolved question—or it can be the opposite:

a point already settled and not worth discussing further.

At any rate, “mute point” is simply wrong, as is the less common “mood point.”

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