Two things, which are very important, that I have learned recently –
- Moot point has a different meaning in America to in England. The word moot originated in medieval England meaning an assembly or council of nobleman where issues would be discussed. Thus in England a moot point is anything that is up for discussion. In American English it has developed a more defined meaning due to its use in legalese so it now refers to an issue regarded as potentially debatable, but no longer practically applicable.
- A damp squib is a not a damp squiD. A squib is a type of slightly pathetic firework and if it gets damp it is even more pathetic. Damp squids are not pathetic.
You are welcome! This has been a very important message.