short account of an amusing or interesting event
Let me tell you a little anecdote that will illustrate what I'm trying to say.
an (not)#ekdotos (published) (Greek)
anek date. anek dates main wo ek date kuch khas tha. ye usi din ki kahani hai anec dosts milke majak karte the pehle anecdote = a-neck-dot (hickey) which means there must be a story to how someone got that.