My aunt loves me

My Aunt Loves Me

A meeting place for aunts (and uncles)

ASL for Aunt
ASL sign for aunt

Interesting Facts about Aunts

AUNT:
tia (Spanish), moster (Norwegian), tante (French and Dutch), ciotka (Polish), hallë (Albanian), tiyahin (Filipino), aintin (Irish), frænka (Icelandic), whaea keke (Maori)

amita - Latin for aunt.
amita magna - Latin for Grand-aunt.
amita maior - Latin for Great-grand-aunt.
amita maxima - Latin for Great-great-grand-aunt.
avia - Latin for Grandmother.
avunculus - Latin for uncle.
avunculus magnus - Grand-uncle on female side.
avunculus maior - Latin for Great-grand-uncle.
avunculus maximus - Great-great-grand-uncle on female side

There's a free online game called Aunts and Butlers

Here's an interesting fact:

Several languages distinguish between blood aunts (one’s parent’s sister) and in-law aunts (one’s parent’s sister-in-law), some distinguish between paternal and maternal aunts, and some distinguish between one’s parent’s older siblings and younger siblings.

Urban dictionary definition:

aunt flow: Female's period.
Oh no, Aunt flow is in town.

Aunt Tillie: n.

[linux-kernel mailing list] The archetypal non-technical user, one's elderly and scatterbrained maiden aunt. Invoked in discussions of usability for people who are not hackers and geeks; one sees references to the “Aunt Tillie test”.

Aunt Jemima

Aunt Jemima The first Aunt Jemima, Nancy Green, was born a slave in 1834. She signed an exclusive contract which gave her the right to portray the character for the rest of her life. Green was featured at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Green, as Aunt Jemima, cooked pancakes, sang songs, and told stories of the Old South.*

Anita Singleton-Prather goes by the name of Aunt Pearlie Sue. She's a native of the Sea Islands in Beaufort County, South Carolina and has been entertaining audiences with Gullah-flavored folktales for over 10 years.

Aunt Sally is a popular pub game in England.

The players throw wooden sticks at an Aunt Sally doll to knock her off a swivel on the top of a post.

By extension, an Aunt Sally is a person or thing set up as an easy target for criticism. For example, Politicians are everyone's Aunt Sally


Survival of the auntiest?

Scientist W.D. Hamilton came up with the concept of kin selection in 1964. He theorized that, because aunts and uncles share more genes with kin like aunts and nieces than they do with nonkin, they will help them because that is a way of passing on (some of) their genes to the next generation.

A list of movies featuring aunts and uncles

Interestingly, the aunt or uncle is the villain in many of these movies
aunts and uncles in movies The Addams Family
Arsenic and Old Lace
Auntie Mame
The Beverly Hillbillies
Brighton Beach Memoirs
Charley's Aunt
Cookie's Fortune
David Copperfield
Gallipoli
Great Expectations
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
The Lion King
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
Secondhand Lions
Spider-Man
The Wizard of Oz

The PANK

According to Pew Research, nearly one-in-five American women ends her childbearing years without having borne a child, compared with one-in-ten in the 1970s. Childlessness is most common among highly educated women. In 2008, 24% of women ages 40-44 with a bachelor’s degree had not had a child. That means that about 20% of American women are likely to be doting aunts, like you aunts who are viewin this page.

The public relations firm Weber and Shandwick has a name for such women PANK::

a Professional Aunt, No Kids. The firm finds that the average PANK is 36 years old, has never been married, enjoys domestic activities, and has an income of $50,000 or more. And 76 percent of PANKS spend $500 a year on the children in their lives — not their own, keep in mind — which adds up to about $9 billion in annually in PANK purchases. In travel, the WTM Global Trends Report predicts a rise in PANKs -- “Professional Aunts, No Kids” -- who collectively spend billions on traveling with nieces and nephews.

Materteral :
of or resembling an aunt


There is a consortium in Great Britain called AUNT-SUE.

It stands for:
Accessibility and User Needs in Transport for Sustainable Urban Environments

The purpose of AUNT-SUE is to create programs which make roads, streets, bus stops and regions easier to get around in.

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