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Ask Amy: Car sale goes sideways, feelings follow

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

Dear Amy: In your response to “Good Auntie,” who was wondering how to address their non-binary family member, you missed an educational lesson when you stated "...and loves her nieces and nephews without harsh judgment – just as they are." Unfortunately, you only used gendered identifiers.

The gender-neutral term for "the child of one's sibling" is "nibling."

– We Learn Something New Every Day

Dear Every Day: During moments like this, my late mother would often wonder aloud: “Have I lived too long?”

Thank you for the lesson.



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