Is this is a moot point to you?

Hi, I remember a taking part in a conversation between two ESL trainers – one from the UK and one from the States.

At some point the American said Well, that’s moot, isn’t it? The British could not quite follow him and asked to clarify. Apparently, the word moot was not part of his active vocabulary.

What about you? How often do you use phrases like that’s a moot point or that’s completly moot?[YSaerTTEW443543]

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Hi Torsten

“Moot” is an active part of my vocabulary, but I myself probably would not use it without the word “point”. That’s a moot point.


There’s an interesting write-up about “moot point” on the World Wide Words website (you know, the one where you can also find words like slubberdegullion. :lol: )

In Canada we’d say, “What’s this Moot thing all Aboot”

Sorry couldn’t resist.

Hi oomniguy,

So you are a Canadian living in Sevastopol? Thanks for joining our community. I take it you are an ESL trainer or linguist?

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