Wednesday, December 26, 2007
We all enjoy words that are madeupical . When visiting with my aunt over Christmas, I realized that while we have the excellent Avuncular , we need the female equivalent, to express roughly the same sentiment, except adding in a certain degree of femininity. So, I'm pushing for Avauntular to enter the English lexicon. There are a couple of google hits already, with people who had a similar idea. If you have an aunt, describe her with this word. If you are a teenage girl, and your older sibling has a child, mention how you don't yet feel avauntular. Be creative.