Every now and then these discoveries blow my mind/make me terrified that I actually know nothing about my job.
In American and Canadian English, the noun meaning the edge of a sidewalk or roadway is spelled curb. In varieties of English from outside North America, the word is spelled kerb. But everyone uses curb for the verb meaning to check or restrain and for the verb’s corresponding noun (e.g., curbs on spending).
So. Enlightening. Though now I’m confused by the signs in New York that say “Please curb your dog” — after all, it could refer to the act or the location.
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