the plural of 'nieces and nephews'

Peter Richardson prichard at LINFIELD.EDU
Fri Jan 10 23:14:41 UTC 2003

Niblings is a perfect word and needs to be promoted, especially by those
of us whose nieces and nephews tend to visit us--especially when we have
snacks available. Nibblings for the niblings.


On Fri, 10 Jan 2003, Wendalyn Nichols wrote:

> Grant Barrett's posting about the recent barrage of mail reminded me that
> I'd been meaning to share a coinage by a friend of mine. She calls her
> nieces and nephews "niblings," which I think is so delightful that I've
> adopted the term, having nine such critters myself.

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