Welcome to My Para-Kin. What's this all about, you might ask? It's about gaps in the English language. Let me explain. It was quite by accident that we stumbled into this word dilemma. A few years back, my partner and I went to the ER at a local hospital. On the intake form, he was given three choices as to who had accompanied him. His choices were "acquaintance," "friend" or "spouse." None of those applied and as a typical man, he...
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