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Amazing bit of English language knowledge discovered during preparations for my exam: "Incidentally" = "By the way".
Vocabulary broadened by 20%.
Incidentally, before learning the word's actual meaning, I would always mix it up with "coincidentally", which has a completely different meaning.
An "incident" is just a thing that happens. "Incidentally" is frequently used like "by the way," but it's more literally just a way of saying, "a thing that randomly happened..."
"Coincidentally" means two or more things randomly happened together. So that's how those words are related.
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