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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Retitling Session

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We marry a girl who is, in no way, our sister
Or a girl marries a boy, in no way, her brother
How come, we call father-in-law and mother-in-law
Or a sister-in law or brother-in-law?

Let us retitle the whole genre as this, why not?
Uncle-in-law, aunt-in-law and cousins-in -law.
And not son-in-law or daughter-in-law,
But nephew-in-law and niece-in-law.
Nothing we loose by this dispostion
We gain a lot for our mother, who only
Knows the ultimate truth and as it comes
From the horsemouth, granted, we take it for.

Father is the Supreme Truth;
Mother has the Universal Appeal.
A begger in the street yells for alms
Only to mothers and his mom's pride in tact.

Address your Father-in-law only as Uncle
Address your Mother-in-law only as Aunty
And all the other siblings by name only,
For, we are not incests to marry our siblings.
Narayanan Ramakrishnan
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COMMENTS
Mohammad Akmal Nazir 24 February 2011
A new definition of relationship. Quite innovative approach. Very interesting. Nice write.
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Subbaraman N V 18 February 2011
A new insight into the acquired relationship! Have you started implementation or still under initial process! ! ! ! ! ? ? ? ? ?
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Jenny Gordon 17 February 2011
Fascinating, amusing/humorous, and a touch intriguing. Hmm. I daresay some folk will welcome this happy retitling, seeing some seem loath to address their inlaws by the new family titles. For my part, I see that we each are enlarging our family circles, the girl entering his, now wearing his father's last name, and the guy sharing in hers, though he has taken her away. Also, in a very real sense we are all marrying our siblings, seeing the Lord God created one man and woman, from which all the rest of us came, you know? Anyway, I enjoyed this little contemplation!
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