Whitewater and Fethry
shadz at email.com
Sat Jan 31 02:20:28 CET 2004
From: Lars Jensen
> I hope this doesn't come off as too harsh, but here goes...
> Shad Z. wrote:
> > Barks says Whitewater is Donald's cousin, so he must be. Barks
> > doesn't say he is a first cousin
> You're right. Instead, Barks says Whitewater is a distant cousin of
> Donald and the nephews.
> > to keep the tree managable, it's much easier to make Whitewater a
> > first cousin
> Except, of course, that Whitewater is a distant cousin of Donald and the
> Ask yourself this: Do you regularly refer to your own first cousin as
> your and your nephews' "distant cousin"?
No, I don't. But if (for some reason) I had never had any
contact with my first cousin untill we were both adults, I
might use the term "distant cousin" (Distant in emotional
connection, not blood).
Shad Z. ^Q^
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