[Ads-l] mute point

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Sat Oct 8 17:36:09 EDT 2016


> On Oct 8, 2016, at 2:05 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> A lawyer friend informs me that many younger lawyers in Nashville have
> taken to saying "a mute point."
> 
> 22,000,000 raw Googlits.

you should know, as a professional lexicographer, that there are sources of information about such things -- in this case, a source (the eggcorn database) easily available on the net.

http://eggcorns.lascribe.net/english/41/mute/
(from 1/12/05)

arnold
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