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January 9 2017, at 02:38 PM

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A geographically widespread practice known as avoidance speech, or “mother-in-law languages,” imposes strict rules on how one speaks — or doesn’t — to the parents of a spouse, with daughters-in-law typically bearing the brunt of such limits. (Maziyar Pahlevan/The New York Times) -- NO SALES; FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY WITH  WHAT INLAWS BY BRYANT ROUSSEAU FOR JAN. 10, 2017. ALL OTHER USE PROHIBITED. -- - XNYT55

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