Something for my children to think about.
In the English language
There are so many words for cars: automobile, sedan, station wagon, buggy, clunker, limosine
There are so many words for restaurants too: cafe, diner, eatery, dive, hideaway, greasy spoon
But there are some words with no alternative.
One is brother.
The other is sister.
So when you look at your brother, or your sister, you can think to yourself, “There is no synonym for this person.”
This is your brother.
This is your sister.