Relative Semantics, Part 2
More semantic concerns regarding relationships and descriptions, and again we begin with background to clarify the conundrum. Think about filling out standard questionairres -- age, gender, these are easily answered. The choices are few, and there are rarely variations or gray areas.
Relative Semantics, Part 1
There are all sorts of words and terms for family relationships. Cousins, second-cousins, sister-in-law, step-brother, relative by marriage, in-law, great aunt, and so forth. There are terms for former relatives, such as one's ex, or former brother-in-law. Which leads to the first of a few questions under the heading of relative semantics.
4th of July is often referred to as the birthday of the country. Of
course that's a stretch, and Independence Day (the official name of the
holiday) makes more sense. Coming up in a few days is a birthday of
significant note -- to some, who feel that they "live on the net," it might
just be tantamount to Independence Day for
Make a fuss! Today is Annette's birthday!!!!