well.. ok, larger context is definitely necessary here. which would require reading my whole PS so i think it's moot. (or as joey says on friends, it's a moo point. like, the point is MOO.) was just asking if anyone would refrain totally on principle
Lexy, you're my favorite person on this board just for the reference to Joey!
Joey: "Does the guy like you? Cuz if he doesn't like you, it's a moo point."
Joey: "Yeah, you know, like a cow's opinion: It doesn't matter. ::pause:: It's moo."
I died laughing the first time I heard that. That's paraphrased as best as I could remember it. If I were less lazy, I'd look up the line on imdb.com and see if it's there.
I wouldn't refrain from using the word on principle, by the way. If it works in context, it might be fine. I see why it could be controversial, but I can't imagine someone denying you admission based on that; I think it makes you sound smarter. Maybe it's just a generational thing, since I'm 22 and not easily shocked by words...