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(The Advocate)   Jennifer Lopez's new film shows off her nibling, okay for those of you that haven't already clicked, nibling is a gender neutral term for your sibling's child   (advocate.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Transgender, Jennifer Lopez, LGBT, Sexual orientation, Coming out, Family, self-acceptance of Brendon Scholl, Sibling  
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2020-08-26 11:49:18 AM  
I thought it was a kind of Twizzlers...
 
2020-08-26 3:24:58 PM  
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Who were we talking about again?
 
2020-08-26 5:28:07 PM  
No it's not
 
2020-08-26 5:32:26 PM  
Padume: Anakin, you killed niblings, you're breaking m..
Anakin: wait what the sith you talkin' bout? I killed what?
 
2020-08-26 5:35:56 PM  
k
 
2020-08-26 5:38:31 PM  
okay for those of you that haven't already clicked

Hey subby, your taste in mediocre women is your problem.
 
2020-08-26 5:40:50 PM  
fark you, we're not using that word.
 
2020-08-26 5:43:17 PM  
I was using sibskid.
 
2020-08-26 5:51:58 PM  

chitownmike: No it's not


Y'know. It's been less than 24 hours since someone else was owned for being prescriptivist on Fark. Just save yourself the trouble and flee from the thread.
 
2020-08-26 5:52:26 PM  

JNowe: fark you, we're not using that word.


You don't have to. Problem solved?
 
2020-08-26 5:52:29 PM  
Show us your niblings
 
2020-08-26 6:07:13 PM  
Most of us just call them whiny brats subby
 
2020-08-26 6:13:28 PM  
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2020-08-26 6:14:39 PM  
It's like calling your bicycle a "peddo"
 
2020-08-26 6:23:39 PM  
You're all wrong.  Nibling is how corn is served in a can.
 
2020-08-26 6:29:00 PM  
I've just been calling them their crotchspawn.
 
2020-08-26 6:42:18 PM  

covfefe: Show us your niblings


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2020-08-26 6:46:37 PM  
I can sort of see why people don't want to use 'niece' and ' nephew' but by golly why 'nibling'? I mean if you want people to take you seriously you could hardly choose a worse word
 
2020-08-26 6:49:13 PM  
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2020-08-26 6:58:35 PM  

Bovine Diarrhea Virus: covfefe: Show us your niblings

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I see with 3 eyes what you done did there.
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2020-08-26 6:59:15 PM  

The_Sponge: You're all wrong.  Nibling is how corn is served in a can.


I think you mean Nilbog
 
2020-08-26 7:00:37 PM  

El Rich-o: I can sort of see why people don't want to use 'niece' and ' nephew' but by golly why 'nibling'? I mean if you want people to take you seriously you could hardly choose a worse word


I'm thinking n from niece or nephew
ibling from sibling
 
2020-08-26 7:37:19 PM  

jim32rr: Bovine Diarrhea Virus: covfefe: Show us your niblings

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I see with 3 eyes what you done did there.
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Haven't a more repellant supposed sexy woman in my life. Everything about her screams high maintenance.
 
2020-08-26 8:09:52 PM  

spongeboob: The_Sponge: You're all wrong.  Nibling is how corn is served in a can.

I think you mean Nilbog


Nilbog is Goblin Spelled Backwards
Youtube fTfjb8Fgiyg


Oh my Gooooooooooooooooood!
 
2020-08-26 8:38:39 PM  

spongeboob: El Rich-o: I can sort of see why people don't want to use 'niece' and ' nephew' but by golly why 'nibling'? I mean if you want people to take you seriously you could hardly choose a worse word

I'm thinking n from niece or nephew
ibling from sibling


Yeah but it sounds so stupid.
 
2020-08-26 9:37:16 PM  
...nibling is a gender neutral term for your sibling's child.

What's she doing with one of my siblings' kids? Nobody consented to putting them in a Jennifer Lopez movie!
 
2020-08-26 10:39:01 PM  
Related question: Does "Latinx" rhyme with "Kleenex"?
 
2020-08-26 11:39:25 PM  
"Nibling" is a prime example of why half the population struggles to take Political Correctness seriously some days and the other half is actively hostile to it automatically before the specifics of a given instance are explained to them.

It's not a modification of niece or nephew, it's a modification of sibling, which is the wrong word.  This is intentionally misleading.

Tolerance is not a civil right, it's a peace treaty.  We're only obliged to cater to your politics to the extent that you are dealing with us in good faith.  This is... very clearly not a good-faith attempt to provide a usable alternate term with a practical purpose.  So no, stop trying to make 'nibling' happen.  Cut it out with 'latinx' while you're at it (though I'm sure being literally impossible to use in Spanish and almost impossible in English is unintentional, the result of focus-groups being stupider than any individual person is capable of being).
 
2020-08-27 12:07:58 AM  

Cornelius Dribble: Related question: Does "Latinx" rhyme with "Kleenex"?


I think I've only said it out loud once, but I pronounced it as "Latin-X" so... yes? Haha.
 
2020-08-27 12:08:23 AM  

Leishu: Cornelius Dribble: Related question: Does "Latinx" rhyme with "Kleenex"?

I think I've only said it out loud once, but I pronounced it as "Latin-X" so... yes? Haha.


Oh wait - I say it with accent on first syllable so not quite a rhyme.
 
2020-08-27 3:12:32 AM  
Yeah I'm not using that.
 
2020-08-27 5:43:49 AM  
(shiat like "nibling" this is why Donald Trump won last time)
 
2020-08-27 6:05:42 AM  

Jim_Callahan: "Nibling" is a prime example of why half the population struggles to take Political Correctness seriously some days and the other half is actively hostile to it automatically before the specifics of a given instance are explained to them.

It's not a modification of niece or nephew, it's a modification of sibling, which is the wrong word.  This is intentionally misleading.

Tolerance is not a civil right, it's a peace treaty.  We're only obliged to cater to your politics to the extent that you are dealing with us in good faith.  This is... very clearly not a good-faith attempt to provide a usable alternate term with a practical purpose.  So no, stop trying to make 'nibling' happen.  Cut it out with 'latinx' while you're at it (though I'm sure being literally impossible to use in Spanish and almost impossible in English is unintentional, the result of focus-groups being stupider than any individual person is capable of being).


That was a very reasonable and nuanced observation.

Prepare to get flamed.

/I am putting this term in the same place as the religious crap that people tried to force on me as a kid: in the trash can.
//people are really all the same: repressive assholes
///third slashie is reluctant to comment
 
2020-08-27 11:03:09 AM  

Jim_Callahan: "Nibling" is a prime example of why half the population struggles to take Political Correctness seriously some days and the other half is actively hostile to it automatically before the specifics of a given instance are explained to them.

It's not a modification of niece or nephew, it's a modification of sibling, which is the wrong word.  This is intentionally misleading.

Tolerance is not a civil right, it's a peace treaty.  We're only obliged to cater to your politics to the extent that you are dealing with us in good faith.  This is... very clearly not a good-faith attempt to provide a usable alternate term with a practical purpose.  So no, stop trying to make 'nibling' happen.  Cut it out with 'latinx' while you're at it (though I'm sure being literally impossible to use in Spanish and almost impossible in English is unintentional, the result of focus-groups being stupider than any individual person is capable of being).


See... we don't have to use the words to understand them. That's the cool part of language.

I don't really like nibling either. I find it a bit over-cutesy. But like Latinx, it is getting used whether we like it or not, and getting used is precisely what makes language.
 
2020-08-27 11:31:40 AM  
I will say that I didn't understand nibling, so I googled it, and what do you know? It's in the dictionary, so I read the definition, at which point I understood it.

Originally, I thought she was just using a cutesy name for her own kid.
 
2020-08-27 12:49:43 PM  
While I think nibling is a bit of a silly word personally, I'm not going to get my panties in a bunch over people using it if they wish. I'll probably always associate it with the Niblings from Futurama so I'll always think it's a bit goofy but I'm never going freak out over its use. So I now know another definition of the word and it isn't impacting my life in any negative way. Go figure.

The thing about language is that it's constantly evolving and it always will. Younger people will come up with new words to suit themselves and their current situation and older people will hate it and try to keep things they are comfortable with. And the older generations will always lose the fight because new people are always growing and old people are always dying and taking their 'rules of acceptability' about what 'correct' words are, with them to the grave.
 
2020-08-27 1:52:20 PM  

Leishu: Jim_Callahan: "Nibling" is a prime example of why half the population struggles to take Political Correctness seriously some days and the other half is actively hostile to it automatically before the specifics of a given instance are explained to them.

It's not a modification of niece or nephew, it's a modification of sibling, which is the wrong word.  This is intentionally misleading.

Tolerance is not a civil right, it's a peace treaty.  We're only obliged to cater to your politics to the extent that you are dealing with us in good faith.  This is... very clearly not a good-faith attempt to provide a usable alternate term with a practical purpose.  So no, stop trying to make 'nibling' happen.  Cut it out with 'latinx' while you're at it (though I'm sure being literally impossible to use in Spanish and almost impossible in English is unintentional, the result of focus-groups being stupider than any individual person is capable of being).

See... we don't have to use the words to understand them. That's the cool part of language.

I don't really like nibling either. I find it a bit over-cutesy. But like Latinx, it is getting used whether we like it or not, and getting used is precisely what makes language.


Is it getting used all that much, though? This is the first time I've ever heard it used by anyone.

I think the idea behind it is a good one. We've got the gender-neutral term "cousins" for children of aunts and uncles. Having a gender-neutral word for the children of our siblings would be helpful as well. (And we're still waiting for a gender-neutral English pronoun plural of "you" that isn't "you all" or y'all".)

But I'm not a fan of "nibling", which sounds like either a slur for Hobbits or slang for corn on the cob that's been chopped into smaller serving sizes.
 
2020-08-27 4:18:18 PM  

EdgeRunner: Is it getting used all that much, though? This is the first time I've ever heard it used by anyone.


Same, and that's as a trans person - I imagine it is community lingo.

(And we're still waiting for a gender-neutral English pronoun plural of "you" that isn't "you all" or y'all".)

Interestingly, "you"/"ye" used to be a plural of "thou."
 
2020-08-27 4:31:37 PM  

Leishu: Interestingly, "you"/"ye" used to be a plural of "thou."


It's one of those language shifts that failed to go the whole distance. Most other languages have a plural for "you". English just dropped the ball.
 
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