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.


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


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.

What do you think?

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