Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Nephieces

I just got back from my sister's wedding in Washington. The whole family was gathered together. For the longest time I only had nephews (five of them), so I could always just tell people, "I have five nephews." Now that I have a niece I have to say, "I have five nephews and one niece." Look how much extra effort that takes! I really wish there was a word that could be all-encompassing, to let people know I have six _____ total. Then if I wanted to go into more detail, I could. My lame attempt at a new word for that is nephieces. Any better words? If we get a good one maybe we can convince Webster's to put it in their next edition.

4 comments:

Becky said...

i agree.
you are right.

Ryan said...

Does your word rhyme with "feces" because that's not good at all?

Jordan said...

Good point. That's why I want other suggestions!

Sunshine said...

Fantastic that you're using a word I have been proliferating for years. U nless we're planning a limerick who cares about the rhyming - it makes sense and is easy for people to remember!