I have always hated it. I remember when I was just a kid and some elder would say brothers when we get into the new system not bothers and sisters. I was just five and six years old. I remember truly thinking that us sisters would not be there. When I got older I realized that the elder was just to lazy to say brothers and sisters.
I just hate it. My husband is always saying it. Brother this or sister that said yad, yad, yad. I am like you mean Bob, or Joyce, or Tom. To me if they were brother or sister I would have been invited to their homes at least once in 8 years but since I have never been allowed to step into their homes they are not a brother or sister to me to me. They never seems to have a problem coming to my home but I am not good enough to be in their homes.
OK I have brother and sister. Just hate it.