I happened to walk into a room in which a conversation was taking place.
I said, “What are you talking about?”
Mr. Big Food said, “Pro-biotics.”
I said, “As opposed to anti-biotics?”
Miss M laughed and asked, “Is there a geekier family on the planet?”
I have no answer to that question.
Today’s word was consanguinity: related by blood; sharing a common ancestor; kinship.
As it turns out, consanguinity is important in legal affairs (who inherits what when there’s no will), in affairs of the heart (can you marry your kissin’ cousin?), evolutionary biology (pshaw), and world history (recall the bleeding Romanovs).
Here are our sentences, with my commentary.
The consanguinity between them ran much deeper than friendship as evidenced by the scars her passing had left on him.— A Leland.
Missy & Rocky have no consanguinity since they were adopted.— Daughter C
In fact, in legal affairs, you don’t actually have to share blood. Adopted children are presumed to have the same status as blood relations. I await Mr. Big Food’s Dad’s comments on this.
[A. Leland] and I have no consanguinity, thank God.— Miss M
The couple, separated by only two degrees of consanguinity, raised their dim-witted offspring with love and kindness.–Marica
Consanguinity is thicker than water.–Mr. Big Food
We’re Geeks & we’re Proud of it.
Hey. We need a television show.
REDNECK GEEK DYNASTY.