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Old 07-23-2019, 06:22 PM
Morgyn is offline
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In my family we describe close friends who aren't relatives "dutch" <insert kinship term>. For example, several of my parents' friends when I was growing up I called Aunt <name> or Uncle <name>, but when explaining the relationship to someone else they were described as being my "dutch aunt" or my "dutch uncle".

And now that I think of it, that seems an odd term. I'm wondering about the origin.