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From: "Rafal T. Prinke" <>
Subject: Re: More on Collateral Descent
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2000 15:48:23 +0100
> The French also have the same word; when a cousin is removed he is remué, it
> could well be that this English expression is from this old french word which
> means more ' a step or degree away from' than the literal meaning interpreted
> in removed.
> It may be that one should not take a word at its face value, but look at the
> root of the word first in context!
Absolutely. Language is not strictly logical (in fact - far from
and thus cannot be judged with that tool only. So I am not going
to remove my cousins :-)
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