Gender neutral word for Aunt and Uncle?
I had a friend ask me if there was a gender neutral word for aunt or uncle. I couldn't think of one. So, is there a word for that in any language you know?
"Parent's sibling?" "Random unrelated person my parents know that we address as a family member?"
It's an interesting point, I think family connections have been slow to get appropriate words as we tend to know the person, so know how they like to be addressed?
I must admit I can still remember the first time I called (on the phone) someone I'd never spoken with before with the horrific "Mx" I had no idea how I was supposed to pronounce it and didn't want to offend. Glad to say my "muks" went down swell :)