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Riot Act - Word of the Day - Fri Nov 6, 2020

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Riot Act - (noun) a vigorous reprimand or warning - used in the phrase 'read the riot act'

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Most people's childhood includes some instance of youthful stupidity that triggers one or both of the parents to read you the riot act.

 

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The Riot Act was passed in Britain in 1714 to suppress riots by citizens unhappy with George the First's ascension to the throne. It made its way into popular vernacular by 1819.

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