Moot discussion: toothless mutes

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  1. Ravi
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    True, but it could mean a point with no teeth.
     
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    Ah shucks! Allie beat me to it. :(
     
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    That is just a paraphrase of the exact definition provided. In other words, means the same thing. You can say it a hundred different ways...but it means the same thing.
     
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    :eusa_eh:

    Me no think so.
     
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    Then you think wrong, dear.
    "No teeth" when discussing philosophical ideas is simply "deprived of practical significance; purely academic."

    In other words, no teeth.
     
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    Well, it's moot anyway, isn't it?

    But you are wrong. :)
     
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    I know what "no teeth" means, dear. I'm saying that the word "mute" does not mean no teeth, except perhaps in some far-fetched, abstract exercise of poetic license.
     
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    I never said "mute" meant no teeth????

    ????????

    Besides which, wasn't I responding to Ravi?
    Are you guys trying to drive me insane?
     
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    Now THAT's a moot point.
     
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    My bad.

    I thought you were responding to me.

    However, there is a way to be clear about that. :eusa_whistle:
     

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