Communication Tip #53
Here are three words that appear to be better off without their confusing prefixes: unloosen, unthaw, and invaluable. (Yes, unloosen and unthaw are actually in the dictionary! I discovered that today.)
Unloosen means to loosen, unthaw means to thaw and invaluable means valuable–albeit, a notch above valuable, which further complicates this.
What other words come to your mind that, when etymologically broken down, make no sense?