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the names of my parents
Apparently other people find it confusing when I refer to my various parents. I'm more or less used to the idea that you call relatives one thing to their face, and other things in the third person - depending to whom you are speaking - but for those with more straightforward families, here is a guide:
I didn't make a column for my stepmother, because she, sensible person she is, is always called by her name. Which is a great relief. The dog, however, has a kennel name ('Pettifer Black Orchid') and an everyday name ('Pip'), and is known to me as the pig-dog.