Posted on 07/11/2021 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Literary Hub has a gift to all bookworms and word nerds who aren’t sure what to discuss at the parties we’re now able to safely attend.

Software engineer Daniel de Haas recently wrote a program that was able to identify words that shared an etymology despite having very different (not opposite, just different) meanings.

And he highlighted many of those surprising linguistic relatives in a blog post, which we found thanks to Lit Hub — and which you can now share at parties when the conversation hits a lull.

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