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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. ┬áThis 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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