Jam and Jamb

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Jam and Jamb :

The only common use for the word “jamb” is to label the vertical part of the frame of a door or window. It comes from the French word for “leg”; think of the two side pieces of the frame as legs on either side of the opening.

For all other uses, it’s “jam”: stuck in a jam, traffic jam, logjam, jam session, etc.

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