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Grandmother in Law?

 

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3 minutes ago, DrP said:
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Grandmother in Law?

 

That depends if we’re politically correct or not :P 

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4 hours ago, DrP said:
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Grandmother in Law?

 

I got that too. 

Koti, i don't get the joke can you explain it to me.

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18 hours ago, NimrodTheGoat said:

Koti, i don't get the joke can you explain it to me.

For example if D is gay and A identifies as gender neutral that changes things. 

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5 hours ago, koti said:

For example if D is gay and A identifies as gender neutral that changes things. 

C can still be the wife of D, even if D is gay.

But you are right, maybe the answer should be grand-person in law.

At least considering these things makes the puzzle slightly challenging, rather than trivial.

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1 hour ago, Strange said:

C can still be the wife of D, even if D is gay.

Sure but the relation changes accordingly and thats what the riddle asks for. Its more a test for family relation nomenclature, I was never good remembering those. 

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But you are right, maybe the answer should be grand-person in law.
At least considering these things makes the puzzle slightly challenging, rather than trivial.

Exactly.

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2 minutes ago, koti said:

Sure but the relation changes accordingly and thats what the riddle asks for. Its more a test for family relation nomenclature, I was never good remembering those. 

It would be even worse if English, like some languages, had different words for paternal and maternal aunts, uncles and grandparents.

(Actually, I guess "grandparent and grandchild" is the most generic answer.)

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18 minutes ago, Strange said:

It would be even worse if English, like some languages, had different words for paternal and maternal aunts, uncles and grandparents.

(Actually, I guess "grandparent and grandchild" is the most generic answer.)

We have a horrendeus amount of those here. I guess its a branch of Onomastic.

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10 minutes ago, koti said:

 I guess its a branch of Onomastic.

I don't think it can be.

According to the Wiki article that's the study of proper nouns.

But the word "grandfather" is (usually) a common noun. 

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32 minutes ago, John Cuthber said:

I don't think it can be.

According to the Wiki article that's the study of proper nouns.

But the word "grandfather" is (usually) a common noun. 

May be so.

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