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John Heggie
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Which word is different from the rest and why?

mother
uncle
brother
father
cousin
sister
aunt
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Aunt...I'll let folks guess why and not post just yet.

Kev

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Aunt, different number of s*******s?
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Since no two of the seven words are the same, I'd say each is
different from the rest.

But I think you're looking for "cousin." I can give at least three
reasons.

Stan
John Heggie
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Cousin is correct.
Why is it cousin?
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It's the only word in the list which is epicene.
(...like my cousins' names:
Alex, Chris, Daryl, Drew, Gerry, Jesse, Kelly, Pat, Sandy, Tony, and Terry.)
John Heggie
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Correct.
Stanalger, nice job.
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Another reason:
The relation "is a cousin of" is symmetric.
If X is Y's cousin, then Y must be X's cousin.
(If X is Y's father, Y can't be X's father.
If X is Y's brother, Y isn't necessarily X's brother since Y might be
X's sister.)

But that's related to "cousin" being unisex, isn't it?
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On 2009-01-10 20:22, stanalger wrote:
Another reason:
The relation "is a cousin of" is symmetric.
If X is Y's cousin, then Y must be X's cousin.
(If X is Y's father, Y can't be X's father.
If X is Y's brother, Y isn't necessarily X's brother since Y might be
X's sister.)

But that's related to "cousin" being unisex, isn't it?


stanalger,
Yes, the author's (Pat Battaglia) answer was that all except cousin are a single gender.

Good job,
John
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