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Relative term? #277677
04/21/08 09:42 PM
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My nephew (my brother's son) has just had a son. What relation is the new-born to me?

Re: Relative term? [Re: ] #277678
04/21/08 09:44 PM
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great-nephew!!


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Re: Relative term? [Re: KC Jayhawk] #277679
04/21/08 09:47 PM
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Great-nephew or nephew-once-removed? I suggest the latter because the extra difference is another generation.

I've spent some time on the Wikipedia definition of Cousin and I'm none the wiser, at least as regards my question.

Re: Relative term? [Re: ] #277681
04/21/08 09:50 PM
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well, since your grandfather's brother is your great-uncle, I just asume your brother's grandson is your great nephew


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Re: Relative term? [Re: KC Jayhawk] #277684
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For sure he's not your cousin.

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Re: Relative term? [Re: seashell] #277687
04/21/08 10:30 PM
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Actually, if Wikipedia is to be believed then most relatives are correctly termed "cousin".

Re: Relative term? [Re: ] #277688
04/21/08 10:34 PM
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That certainly holds true in Tennessee, Arkansas and the southern section of Missouri. laugh


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Re: Relative term? [Re: ] #277689
04/21/08 10:35 PM
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I have all kinds of relatives, and many of them are cousins, for sure. However, some others of them are great aunts and uncles and all of their kids and their kids' kids are my cousins. My first cousin's kids are my cousins (but call me Aunty). I just introduce them as my neice and nephew, cuz it is easier that way. My sister's kids are my niece and nephew for real. When they have kids, those babies will be my great nieces and/or nephews, since I'll be there great-aunt.


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Re: Relative term? [Re: seashell] #277693
04/21/08 10:48 PM
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I suspect the word has changed its meaning, and whoever wrote the Wiki piece stuck to the old meaning. Under that all the people you've mentioned are called "cousins".

Re: Relative term? [Re: ] #277694
04/21/08 10:55 PM
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Unless you don't get along with them.. then they are called
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