Yesterday I was ranting. Ranting up a storm.
One of my rants went along the lines of (Oh and imagine you are hearing this):
Nat: "so the word latent right. It means like present but not visible. Something that lays dormant yet to be realised. Then you have the world "blatant". It means almost the exact opposite of latent. It means, like, brazenly obvious, or conspicuous. Now I am not going to confess to know much about etymology but how the fuck can the presence of a 'b' in front of a word, basically change the entire meaning of the word. Worse, making it mean almost the exact opposite. This is why words are stoopid. And don't get me started on "dis", "un" and "in" prefixes."
Polite Waitress: I think latent is spelt with an "e" and blatant is spelt with an "a", though I am not sure.
Nat: Well I guess that is that then.
I think my point still stands though.