20831Re: [Czechlist] next of kin
- Apr 1, 2004
> In a message dated 3/31/2004 12:00:57 PM Eastern Standard Time,czechlist@... writes:
> > I think it's a nice way of considering a partner one's not married
> Absolutely, completely, 100% dangerously wrong!
> "Kin" is a very common word for relative. "Next of kin" means your
Yeah, I know that, but why are they saying that person does not have to be a
relative... my wife doesn't get on with her family and before we got
married, or if we didn't get married, I'm sure she'd prefer me to come to
the hospital instead of her "relatives"... I think the sentence was trying
to accomodate for that, even if it used the wrong word (kin) - possibly
because somebody was sensible and saw that a partner can be your "closest
person" without you being married to them - it was just a thought, but I
don't see any other way to explain the conflict between the two sentences...
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