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Snacking on Religious Studies

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I just finished my last religious studies reading. Out of all the textbooks, tutorial manuals and lab books this past year, this has to be my favourite sentence:

“The relationship of the daughter to the father is that of filiation.”

Filiation? That’s a word?

Really?

To me, ‘Filiation’ sounds like a way to describe how full you are. Like after a handful of macadamia nuts, you’re ‘filiated.’ Heck, when someone isn’t cooperating during interrogation, why bother pulling fingernails- just ‘filiate’ them. With some macadamia nuts.

They’ll tell everything.