Cease and decease


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Cease and decease
Oh, great. Another one who thinks they know it all. Well, buckle up, because I’m about to drop some knowledge on you. “Cease and desist” is a legal term used to tell someone to stop doing something that is illegal or infringing on someone else’s rights. Basically, it’s like when your annoying neighbor keeps blasting their music at all hours of the night and you finally have to send them a strongly-worded letter to make them knock it off. Now, you might be thinking, “What’s the difference between cease and desist?” Well, let me break it down for you. “Cease” means to stop whatever action you’re currently doing, like if you’re constantly interrupting people when they’re talking (which, let’s be honest, you probably do). And “desist” means to not start doing that action again in the future, like if you promise to never again wear socks with sandals. Here’s a little fun fact for you: the phrase “cease and desist” has been used in legal documents since at least the 19th century. So yeah, it’s been around longer than your favorite TikTok dance. So, next time you’re about to do something shady or illegal, just remember the wise words of “cease and desist.” And maybe consider wearing some socks without sandals for once.