I have learnt some new interesting English words, recently.
Normally I expand my vocabulary through novels, films, newspapers and people’s speech. First is injunction which according to the Oxford dictionary, means “an order saying that someone must or must not carry out a certain action.”
Injunction is synonymous with ruling, directive, command, instruction and mandate. In Kiswahili it is simply, “amri ya kisheria iliyoandikwa” and “amri ya kukataza.”
Then there is tweet and twit. Tweeting is a chirp of a young bird; while twit indicates a silly person and an informal way of “teasing good-humouredly.”
Three weeks ago a very pretty glamour model from Wales, called Imogen Thomas started appearing frequently in the press. One paper said a famous, respected, married footballer had won a super injunction to prevent Imogen from exposing his affair with the model.
Imagen Thomas - pic from Bing..
The word, gagging order, was also used. Gagging is a piece of cloth put on someone’s mouth to stop them from speaking.