2nd Cousin twice removed?

English can be a difficult language. There are so many words or terms that I don’t know, even after living here for almost four years. Especially when it comes down to family relations.

This image sums it all up perfectly:

Gotta love Wikipedia.


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16 Responses to 2nd Cousin twice removed?

  1. thebigman87 says:

    Yea alot of people get Second Cousin and First Cousin Once Removed Mixed Up… but anything bar First Cousin I just call them a Relative.

  2. Cat says:

    Well, I’m lucky, I don’t have any cousins. My familis small-ish.

    But yeah, relative is the easiest way.

  3. ish says:

    Relations are confusing in any language. I don’t know half of them in my own language so every guy close to my age is brother and every other lady who’s older is aunt. How do first, second and third matter anyway?

  4. Sha says:

    Same problem as Ish. Have to call everyone even if not related Aunt and Uncle.

  5. Cat says:

    I can’t even remember the terms in German which is bad. I’m forgetting it all!

  6. ish says:

    Bleh, you’re not alone Cat. I never bothered to learn the hindi ones.

  7. raincoaster says:

    My family is like this. I go back home maybe once every five years and am always being introduced to people with the words, “You know Ollie: he’s your third cousin from back on the farm” or whatever, and I’m supposed to know what that means. Also, two of my aunts married boys from the same family, but a generation apart, so their kids are my cousins and my second cousins once removed. Or something.

  8. Cat says:

    Sounds very, very complicated to me. I bet they have some simliar names thrown in as well?

  9. I was once removd, twice banned and three times ignored. Families … why doesn’t mine like me! :-)

  10. Cat says:

    Haha, kind of know that feeling…. :)

  11. pixi says:

    im inlove with my second cousin, my dad doesn’t like the idea, what do i do

  12. thebigman87 says:

    It’s not illegal if it helps…lol

  13. Kathy says:

    We never used the “removed” language in my family. My father’s first cousin is my second cousin. That person’s children are my dad’s second cousins and my third cousins,and so on. Several groups lived on the same block and one of my now grown cousins used to ask her mother to take her to Cousin Street when she was a child.

  14. John says:

    Can someone help me work this out –

    Fred is my Great Grandad on my mums side – His sister is Jane – is the Grandmother of Sarah. How am I related to Sarah?

  15. Cat says:

    Hi John, I believe that would make her your first cousin once removed.

  16. Thanks so much I love this compliments!!! I note your suggestion and I ask to my patner if you can.

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