Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Nice Niece News
Posted by M.H. Forsyth
I am unclified*. I have joined the avunculate**. I am an eme*** and an oom****. My patruity***** has come upon me. I should therefore toddle off and see my new niece.
*Turned into an uncle
** Maternal uncles regarded as a collective body (so saith the OED)
*** Uncle (Old English)
**** An older man, especially an uncle. (South African)
***** The condition of being an uncle (as opposed to paternity).
P.S. Last week's posts on uncleship were on time. My niece was not.