Antidote or Anecdote?

I went to an event last night at which two different people got up to introduce others, and both of them said they wanted to tell an “antidote” about the people they were introducing.

You have to give me credit for smothering my urge to groan. I can’t guarantee I didn’t roll my eyes.  This is not hard, folks. An ANECDOTE is a brief (we hope), interesting story about another person. An ANTIDOTE is a medicine or other substance used to counteract a poison.

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2 responses to “Antidote or Anecdote?

  1. I remember reading about the confusion between those two words when I was in high school. I couldn’t believe anyone would not know the difference between them. Then I read two instances on Yahoo by professional writers who got it wrong.

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