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Today I learned: There is a gender-neutral equivalent to niece and nephew. "Nibling." And it dates back to well before I was born, too! Bonus!

Tell all your enbuddies. I'm sure they'll get a kick out of it. I know I did.

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every little bit helps.

@LexYeen is there a gender neutral eqivalent to aunt and uncle

@Shutsumon One I saw floating around was "pibling," meaning "sibling of one's parent," but the source mentioning it explicitly said it wasn't in common use.

What say we change that, eh? 💙

@cathal @Shutsumon I see no reason why this term shouldn't be used!

@LexYeen @Shutsumon I mean, sure, but that's because non-gendered words in general aren't in common use and that's definitely shifting. My comrade is "pibling" to their various niblings

@LexYeen Funny you mention that! I've heard that term from CGP Grey's family tree video. Never looked into the history of the term though. That's so cool!

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