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Old 07-23-2019, 09:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Cheesesteak View Post
Do you have evidence that Elmi is her brother? Or do you have stupid shit like he called her nieces and nephews his "nieces and nephews?" My wife does that with my extended family, and I'm pretty sure she isn't my sister.
My African friends certainly seem to refer to any older relation who isn't a parent as "uncle" or "aunty" regardless of the actual familial relationship (and indeed do the same to unrelated family friends), and the reverse (nieces/nephews for children, even if not literally true) isn't uncommon either. It seems to be an African thing.