Thursday, February 16, 2012

I wrote a joke …

There are synonyms – words that have similar meaning.
There are homonyms – words that sound alike but have different meaning.
There are antonyms – words that have opposite meaning.

But what about words that sound similar, have different meaning, yet a subtle relationship actually exists if you look hard enough? What should we call these?

Case in point: incompetence versus incontinence.

When you are surrounded by either, everything seems to turn to shit.