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Genealogy Chart

What’s the difference between a second cousin and a cousin once removed? Here’s a helpful chart from Genealogy.com. This is part of a complete episode.

zombie

zombie  n.— Note: The term dates from more than four decades ago. «By odd coincidence, I met my cousin Harry in the C. N. E. Horse Palace, where Ontario troops were first assembled. But we were on different sides, so to speak. I was...

slacklining

slacklining  n.— «We were at the University of Minnesota, where a burgeoning sport called slacklining was being practiced between tall oak trees on the grassy mall in front of Northrop Auditorium. Like its cousin sport of tightrope...

historical rhyme

historical rhyme  n.— «Take George Bush. By whom I mean George Bush (1796-1859), first cousin of the president’s great-great-great-grandfather. It would be hard to find a more unlikely forebear.…He published his first book...

walk the dog

walk the dog  v. phr.— «Another one is a sports term known as “walked the dog.” When a reader shared that one with me, it actually was the second time I’d heard it. The first time was from my wife’s cousin, Tony, who was...

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