[ French pwan de-spree ]
/ French pwɛ̃ dɛˈspri /
a bobbinet or tulle with oval or square dots woven in an irregular pattern.
Moot Point vs. Mute PointYou may have heard coworkers or acquaintances refer to an inconsequential or irrelevant point as a moot point, or maybe you’ve heard mute point instead. Fans of the TV show Friends may have heard a third variation: moo point (because, according to Joey, a cow’s opinion doesn’t matter). But which expression is correct, and what exactly does it mean? The correct phrase is moot point. …
Origin of point d'esprit
1860–65; < French: spirit (i.e., Holy Ghost) stitch
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