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From: Anne Chambers <>
Subject: Re: [Lon] Relationship
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2003 06:21:31 +1030
> Eve McLaughlin <
> There is in England, since this -great aunt. great uncle, is the normal
> expression for brothers and sister of grandparents. Americans seem to
> prefer grand for the same relationship - and it is interesting to learn
> that Australia has copied America.
Oh, no we haven't <g> - with apologies to Bob - for grandparents'
siblings, I have never heard the term 'grand' used in Australia, only
'great'. My American relatives use the term 'grand', the South African
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