Colin Devroe

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The definition of Moot

March 18, 2012

Jon Gingerich from 20 Common Grammar Mistakes that (Almost) Everyone Makes has an addition to make to my realwords tag:

Contrary to common misuse, “moot” doesn’t imply something is superfluous. It means a subject is disputable or open to discussion. e.g., The idea that commercial zoning should be allowed in the residential neighborhood was a moot point for the council.

I’ve been using it wrong. But I suppose that is a moot point.