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Sunday, January 9, 2011


The world is still agog over my introduction of two words into the modern lexicon, namely:

Alert reader and Vocabulary Ranger Heidi Alder pointed out that the English language has some deficiencies when it comes to speaking about families. Specifically there is no gender-neutral plural for the children of your siblings. You must use niece(s) and nephews(s) depending on the assortment that you have. Heid suggests "nyphews" as plural. I tried niephews but it seemed overlong. What do you think of "neephs"?

I'm going to try it out. I suggest you do too.