Discussion in 'Writing' started by AllieBaba, Aug 25, 2008.
True, but it could mean a point with no teeth.
Ah shucks! Allie beat me to it.
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.
Me no think so.
Then you think wrong, dear.
"No teeth" when discussing philosophical ideas is simply "deprived of practical significance; purely academic."
In other words, no teeth.
Well, it's moot anyway, isn't it?
But you are wrong.
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.
I never said "mute" meant no teeth????
Besides which, wasn't I responding to Ravi?
Are you guys trying to drive me insane?
Now THAT's a moot point.
I thought you were responding to me.
However, there is a way to be clear about that.
Separate names with a comma.