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10-24-2010 @ 4:10PM
Cairne will be missed. Fortunately, I still have his hoofprint from Children's week. It will hang in a place of honor in my hut.On another note, moots?
10-24-2010 @ 5:47PM
I'm sorry, but the card says Moops.
10-24-2010 @ 8:19PM
Hahaha! Nice reference. I feel like the bubble boy now.
10-25-2010 @ 6:08AM
Ugh, darn you rabbit! I'm almost hoping that Cataclysm gets delayed until after Children's Week so that I can get Cairne's hoofprint for myself. I never thought to keep it before D:Sure, you're basically going to hell for being selfish at the cost of an orphan's happiness... but I could live with that.
10-25-2010 @ 6:14AM
It's an archaic Old English word that means a meeting or conference. It connotes a long, solemn, weighty discussion amoung venerated elders.The noun form is much more common and accepted (e.g. The monthly meeting of town Aldermen turned into a 7 hour long moot when the new postal tax was discussed.) , however it CAN be used as a verb (e.g. The cattle, standing in tight groups and lowing at one another, seemed to be mooting).Personally I've never seen the word used in the verb form in the past thousand years or so, while the noun form is used much more frequently. So, even though the usage is 'technically' correct, it's quite a stretch.
10-25-2010 @ 4:06PM
I'd comment on the etymology of the word, but it seems moot now/duck
10-25-2010 @ 10:21PM
It can also mean to negate - as in a moot point. So to moot something is to negate it / make it irrelevant.
10-26-2010 @ 1:01AM
Well the negation in context is likely to be a colloquial additional meaning. A moot connotes not just a meeting but an excruciatingly long conference of venerable elders who drone on for a very long time. It could be that once a meeting turned into a 'moot' that whatever was being discussed would never be resolved - that the point was 'in moot', so it may never be decided, so it had might as well never exist.
10-26-2010 @ 2:02PM
I'm thinking "behooves us" would have been better :)
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