English has innumerable ways of being deceptive, especially with its family tree. Despite our ability to forge often humorous connections between concepts, many seemingly related words aren’t even extended family.
Today, we’re sharing a series of these surprisingly unrelated words. The word pairs we’ve selected look like they share the same root, but they’re offshoots of separate family trees. For example, you’d think male was in female (purely etymologically speaking), but it’s not. The two don’t come from Mars and Venus, but they have completely different word ancestries!