Thought of the Day – 9/12/2012

Is there another word in the English language with two more disparate meanings than “curb”?

Curb is either a noun describing the raised edge of a street.

Or

A verb describing the act of picking up your dog’s poop from somebody’s yard.

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or, it’s reining someone or something in as in ‘curb your enthusiasm’. I’ve never heard it in the context of poop scooping.

The edge of a street is ‘kerb’ btw.

I also have never heard the term curb used in reference to picking up dog poop, just as the raised edge of a street or to get something under control.

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