Thought of the Day - To mute, or moot?

75802-1032831-thumbnail.jpgI have seen the word 'mute' used in lieu of 'moot' several times and I find it mildly (OK, severely) irritating.

Mute - unable to speak : lacking the power of speech
Moot - deprived of practical significance : made abstract or purely academic
Mute - a person who cannot or does not speak

Not so similar...

All you have to do is go to Google and type 'Define mute' and you'll get the definition.  Helpful and quick if you're unsure of a words meaning.

Oh, I found this while digging around today.  Pretty cool little tool.  Not sure I'd subscribe now.  Perhaps if I was a student, a writer, or just super retentive about my language usage....www.visualthesaurus.com75802-1032835-thumbnail.jpg

The photo is from the  Otowa-no-taki  at the  Kiyomizu-dera temple in Kyoto, Japan.  This waterfall is where visitors drink for health, longevity, and success in studies.  Wikipedia entry