Much Ado About Nothing

During Shakespear's time, the words "nothing" and "noting" were homonyms, meaning that they sounded the same.

In the play, characters often "note" different things they see or hear, and this "noting" can lead to the spread of gossip.  With this in mind, how does the title of this play reflect the storyline? What does it mean to have "much ado about nothing?”

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This would mean there's a lot of conflict and controversy going on for no good reason.