Definition: Your nieces and nephews.

Sample usage: “My sister and brother are coming for Easter, so I have to take all the niblings to Sponge-freaking-Bob park at the MOA. Pray for me.”

Popularity: This deserves to be adopted by uncles and aunts everywhere. It contains the DNA of “siblings,” and it’s cute to say and hear. No kid would be offended to learn that their uncle calls them niblings — well, no kid under 5. It also sounds like a brand of corn, which would make you the Green Giant. Win-win for all.

 

JAMES LILEKS

 

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