The theory here seems to be that to mutter about the jews off the record would be perfectly fine.
But when you do so, make sure to mutter the appropriate things about poverty, “the empire,” and the scourge of “neoliberalism.”
As Democrats mutter privately that their Senate majority is sinking beneath the waves, their leadership has sent out an SOS.
"I wonder where the boy keeps his money," he heard Graham mutter.
Mary added that she heard him mutter that he was almost ready to do it now.
The world might mutter, but why should it be resented by the Emperor?
"It's when I see these devils' traces—" he could only mutter.
He continued to mutter and swear, but without coherence or distinctness.
Vince started to mutter, struggling desperately to reason it out.
There was no answer—just the hiss of wind-blown sand against the rock and the mutter of the car in the background.
early 14c., moteren "to mumble," from a common PIE imitative *mut- "to grunt, mutter" (cf. Old Norse muðla "to murmur," Latin muttire "to mutter," Old High German mutilon "to murmur, mutter; to drizzle"), with frequentative suffix -er. Related: Muttered; muttering.
1630s, from mutter (v.).