Missing meaning: measure of the size of e.g. a font. \Mike 03:09, 18 November 2007 (UTC)
What is a "pointed question" ?. --22.214.171.124 07:04, 7 January 2008 (UTC)
- It means a question that is directed particularly. A pointed question is one that is difficult to answer in a confusing, ambiguous, or disingenuous manner, and one that gets to the meat of an issue. —Stephen 17:13, 8 January 2008 (UTC)
I would like to point out that the anon 126.96.36.199 raises a valid point. Another definition of "point" is "the most important essential in a discussion or matter", as in I almost missed the whole point of the IP's comment. --Dromioofephesus 19:58, 23 February 2009 (UTC)
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- OED (, 21.k.) defines as: "In pl. A pair of tapering movable rails forming a junction at which railway vehicles are directed from one set of rails to another; the junction as a whole. Also applied to a similar junction on a tramway, etc." and gives an example with "until the ‘points’ or ‘switches’ have been placed in their proper position" [my highlight] so I reckon they're treated just like glasses, scissors &c. --Duncan 21:15, 14 February 2009 (UTC)
Pointing the Brie
Apparently, "pointing" Brie (or possibly other cheeses cut out of a circular shape) is cutting the tip off instead of cutting it along the radius. This is supposed to be a breach of etiquette. Imagine giving a fuck about the radii of a cheese! Equinox ◑ 02:40, 13 June 2013 (UTC)