A Guide to Cousins
April 28, 2015 12:04 PM   Subscribe

A Guide to Cousins
Second cousin or first cousin once removed? Here's an explanation and a catchy song to help you keep it all straight.
Role: Art director, eldest brother
posted by mcdoublewide (2 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

Cool birthday present! In the same genre C.G.P. Grey did a video and then an addendum concerning parallel and cross cousins, which I'd never heard of.

It's amazing to think that we actually have one of the simpler kinship systems.
posted by XMLicious at 12:39 PM on April 28, 2015

Very cute! Now I know that my (first) cousin's children are actually my first cousins, once removed. It's great to be able to say that.

On the topic of complicated family trees, this Cantonese family tree covers more than just cousins, and made the rounds on my Facebook feed when it first came out. It's my excuse for defaulting to "Auntie" and "Uncle" for all my relatives.
posted by invokeuse at 12:55 PM on April 28, 2015

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