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.
The theory here seems to be that to mutter about the jews off the record would be perfectly fine.
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.).