Have you heard of unpaired words? They’re words that seem like they should have a partner but don’t. For example…

  • Someone can look disshevelled, but you rarely hear of someone appearing shevelled.
  • Shevelled people often have kempt hair.
  • Inflammable and flammable mean exactly the same thing.
  • Inert gasses are nice but where are all the ert gasses?

Follow the link to see a more complete list, courtesy of wikipedia.

Unpaired word