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mute == "does not talk"

moot == "of little or no practical value or meaning; purely academic."

moot/mute is a tricky word combo because smart people can justify using "MUTE" instead of moot, and english is such a terrible language w.r.t. spelling there are no good clues to use one versus the other (and "moot" is far less commonly used).

Off-topic: Most of the time, such grammar/spelling corrections get downvoted because people think they are nitpicking and don't add anything to the conversation, or are rude somehow, but as a non-English, I appreciate them a lot!

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