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What's a Moot?

Postby Mrhilter » Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:44 am

Is it a small furry mammal that roams the Scottish highlands searching for earthworms and drag artists? Or did I just make that up?
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Re: What's a Moot?

Postby shootist » Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:41 am

It's a word that is often abused by posers who spell and pronounce it as 'mute', which I mostly wish they were. Origins, IIRC, are from the Anglo Saxon 'Moots' which were meeting to decide issues.
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Re: What's a Moot?

Postby dls » Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:36 am

A moot is nowadays a legal debate usually set up in law schools.

When I began a law discussion group online in about 1989, it was called 'Just Mooting'
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Re: What's a Moot?

Postby Mrhilter » Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:37 pm

Ah, now I see. I honestly thought it was a term that you had invented David.

http://global.oup.com/ukhe/mooting/what ... b&lang=en&
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Re: What's a Moot?

Postby dls » Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:05 pm

Thank you. That is the most detailed discussion I have seen, but I hop it reflects sometimes what happens here.
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