PRONUNCIATION: (KEN-tish kuh-zuhns)

MEANING: noun: Distant relatives.

ETYMOLOGY: After Kent, a county in England. Since most of the county is bounded by the sea and the river Thames, its citizens were not as mobile and intermarriages were common. Earliest documented use: 1796.

KENTISH COSINS - in another identity Superman was a trigonometry teacher

PENTISH COUSINS - very VERY distant relatives, like fifth cousins

KENNISH COUSINS - others in the Jeopardy champion's family had keen memories for all sorts of trivia