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A pregnant woman is in a car accident and falls into a deep coma.
Asleep for nearly six months, she finally wakes up and sees that she's no longer pregnant.
Frantically, she asks the doctor about her baby.
The doctor replies, "Ma'am, you had twins, actually.
A boy and a girl. The babies are fine. Your brother came in and named them."
The woman thinks to herself, "Oh no, not my brother, he's such an idiot!"
Expecting the worst, she asks the doctor, "Okay, what's the girl's name?"
"Denise," Says the doctor.
The new mother thinks, "Wow, that's not a such bad name. I guess I was wrong about my brother. I like the name Denise."
Then she asks the doctor, "What's the boy's name?"
The doctor replies, "Denephew."
The word spouse refers to a husband or a wife. It is the equivalent of "conjoint" in French. These days, because we are having more and more same-sex marriages,
the word "partner" is also becoming popular. Married people are wedded, and from this latter word we have the verb to wed, a wedding ring, a wedding cake and a wedding dress.
Quite recently, we have begun to hear "co-brother" and "co-sister". Your co-brother is your sister-in-law's husband [Laissez-moi le dire en français : c'est le mari de la soeur de votre femme], whereas your co-sister is your brother-in-law's wife [la femme du frère de votre mari]. Est-ce clair, ou pas encore?