If I tell you that Corinthia is my second cousin, once removed, there are two major problems:
- You probably don't know what the heck that means
- If you do know, you still don't know whether she is one generation older, or one generation younger.
This nomenclature has been around for a long time, and it's just not working. So we need a new system. From now on, we'll all use the system outlined below.