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From Disrespect to Disaster

It's rare for a prefix to strike out on its own, but dis has done just that.

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A 1953 disaster movie about the ill-fated passenger liner.

The prefix dis- shows up rather conspicuously in words like disavow and disallow. But it’s also embedded more cryptically in other places, like different. John explains.

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