My friend and I spent hours trying to find a word that means aunts and uncles combined. Like “siblings” does for sisters and brothers. Like “Parents” does for moms and dads. We thought “If only we could invent a word for them, we’d feel so proud to add a word to the world’s lexicon and the dictionnary. We can’t believe no one has done it yet!”
I then asked my 13 year for help. She said dryly “um, how about relatives”.
My friend and I looked at each other and felt quite stupid.
“And the children shall lead the way….”
My friend’s car got broken into. He was insulted they didn’t steal his Ray Ban sunglasses. He thought they were still cool after 20 years.Instead they only stole the 4$ in change.
We thought this might have happened because the thieves were thinking “nice sunglasses, but i don’t have time to choose my summer face right now. The cops could be here any minute, and i’m having a serious Mac Attack and need that change. Priorities people. Food first. Fashion second”.
They had a point. We all know how long it takes to choose the right pair of sunglasses. Choosing our public face takes time and a lot of shopping around.