Over and over, I hear or read the phrase, "He is a direct descendant of..." OK, if someone is described as a "direct descendant," doesn't that indicate that there is also an "indirect descendant?" If so, what is an "indirect descendant?" I don't think there is any such thing.
Actually, it seems to me that the phrase "direct descendant" is redundant.
I did a search for "indirect descendant" on the Internet, which is always a source of questionable accuracy. Several web sites suggest that an indirect ancestor is someone in the family tree who is not a true ancestor, such as your great-uncle. However, a great-uncle strikes me as a non-ancestor, direct or otherwise. The great-uncle is not responsible for your existence so I would suggest he is not an ancestor at all.
Or did I miss something?
Let's stamp out and eradicate superfluous redundancy.
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