English has innumerable ways of being deceptive. Despite our ability to forge 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 don't. For example, etymologically speaking, you'd think the -male in female is connected, to, well, male, but it's technically not. Now, the two don’t come from Venus and Mars, but they do have completely different word ancestries!