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Correct term for your parents describing the parents of your spouse

Correct term for your parents describing the parents of your spouse

Correct term for your parents describing the parents of your spouse

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I've just been filling in a form on behalf of my dad, and one of the questions needed an address to send paperwork to. If I was filling in the form as me, I would have put the address and stated that it was my mother-in-law's address.

Obviously, filling the form in as my dad, it would not be correct to say it was his mother-in-law's address (although perhaps if I was from Norwich instead of Bury St Edmunds, both might be true winky smile)

Anyway - I must admit to not knowing the correct term that either of one's parents would use to refer to either of one's spouse's parents... so a quick trip to Wikipedia was in order.

Without looking it up, how many people know the correct term? (hint: while using 'in-laws' might be generic enough for the form, it's not the answer I'm after!)

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RE: Correct term for your parents describing the parents of your spouse

Parents-in-law.
I'd expect.

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RE: Correct term for your parents describing the parents of your spouse

(OP)

That would be true if it were from my point of view, in the same way that mother-in-law or father-in-law would be true from my point of view.

From my dad's point of view, a parent-in-law would be a grandparent-in-law from my point of view, and it's my mother-in-law that I was using as an example.

I can see this starting to need an explanation, much like the old "This man's father is my father's son" riddle smile

 

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RE: Correct term for your parents describing the parents of your spouse

If I'm following this correctly the term is:

"My son's wife's mother".

RE: Correct term for your parents describing the parents of your spouse

Hi,
Or
"My Daughter-In-Law's mother"

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RE: Correct term for your parents describing the parents of your spouse

I speak of my son's/daughter's mother-in-law/father-in-law/parents-in-law frequently. It's perfectly acceptable.

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RE: Correct term for your parents describing the parents of your spouse

Would that be "co-parent in-law"? Or, more specifically, "co-father in-law" or "co-mother in-law"?

That's the only one I've heard that comes close.

 

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