Though anecdote and antidote have very different definitions, they look and sound similar enough to be confusing.

An anecdote is a short narrative, often personal and used to illustrate a point.

Stand-up comedians often use humorous anecdotes as part of their shtick.

An antidote is something that remedies or relieves.

“Concentration is a fine antidote to anxiety.” – Jack Nicklaus

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