Thursday, January 18, 2007

Match Point


I'm actually amazed at the number of phrases in the English language that contain the word "point," especially when you make a point to use them.

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By the way, a moot point is not one that isn't worth talking about. It means a point that is open to debate. I thought that was kind of interesting. I just wanted to point that out.

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One thing you may have noticed about me if you've read my blog for any length of time is my tendency towards obsessiveness about topics. Once I'm going down the path with one I have a hard time letting it go without making as many pointed remarks as possible.

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I think I've made my point.

9 comments:

whitesnake said...

I think you have missed the point completely, from my point of view, as the whole point of what you had to say was actually pointles.
This leaves me with the thought, "What was the point?"

kristy said...

My dad used to say, "Well, bless your pointy little head!" I think it was a compliment. I don't think he ever envisioned Photoshop.

Lights in the wake said...

Thankfully you refrained from belaboring the point or pointing out the obvious because otherwise you would...um...hmm...I know I was trying to make a point...Oh well. Anyway, I'm on vacation so I missed a couple posts. I'll catch up next week.

THE Michael said...

What was the topic again?

Miss Bliss said...

Now, that was a pointed remark.

Tim ID said...

Whitesnake,
Who apPOINTed you to be the point police?

Kristy, Uh...what Photoshop?

Lights, You sure take a lot of vacations for a guy from Bakersfield.

THE Michael,
It doesn't matter anymore. It was getting pretty dull anyway.

Miss Bliss, What was it pointing at?

Hayden said...

ahh, finally, the pointed truth about moot point! It's been a point of irritation for me for years when I hear it pointedly misused.

The first novel I ever tried to write was about a fictitious and nearly invisible California coastal town (model, Bolinas, which works overtime to keep itself off of the maps) called ----
Moot Pointe.

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Tim ID said...

Hayden,
Moot Pointe is genius! I'm thinking sitcom. Work up a treatment and we'll submit it to the networks. All I want is my standard 60/40 cut. But this is a moot point.