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Right. So because he's the exception, what you said must be wrong/not true. I forgot how his world works.
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L1. Yeah, but like it or not, those alcohol-fueled parties thrown by high schoolers are one of the rites of passage into adulthood.
True, but knowing this, if I were a parent and a homeowner, there is no way that I would leave my twin 17-year-olds home alone for a weekend without asking a neighbor or friend to check in on them. Kids: stick with beer and wine until you learn how to SIP your drinks. Unless you like heaving your guts out and spending your Saturday or Sunday crazy-sick.

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Sep 17, 2013
 

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And the twin is a liberal.
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Edog IS a twin....

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#24
Sep 17, 2013
 
LW1 should see last week's 2 part Dr. Phil. ANother case (like the one in OH, but this time in NC) about what can happen at these parties. There were a couple other stories on it, too. Girls can put themselves in a lot of danger at these things. Granted LW was sober, but someone else could have gotten hurt.

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#25
Sep 17, 2013
 
And I wouldn't say I'm an exception. I have a set of twins living with me. I've dated a twin (who recently told me she might be pregnant with my child, we shall see. Possible, but not likely.) Sure, they CAN be close, but I think THAT is the exception. For the most part, they're not any closer than regular siblings. They have their separate group of friends, do their separate things, etc.

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Sep 17, 2013
 
edogxxx wrote:
And I wouldn't say I'm an exception. I have a set of twins living with me. I've dated a twin (who recently told me she might be pregnant with my child, we shall see. Possible, but not likely.) Sure, they CAN be close, but I think THAT is the exception. For the most part, they're not any closer than regular siblings. They have their separate group of friends, do their separate things, etc.
So you're basing your opinion on two sets of twins, and I"m basing mine on over 20. I'll go with my opinion. Larger data set.

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Sep 17, 2013
 
Kuuipo wrote:
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True, but knowing this, if I were a parent and a homeowner, there is no way that I would leave my twin 17-year-olds home alone for a weekend without asking a neighbor or friend to check in on them. Kids: stick with beer and wine until you learn how to SIP your drinks. Unless you like heaving your guts out and spending your Saturday or Sunday crazy-sick.
No doubt! I wonder if LW is a sister, and parents thought they'd get in less trouble than if the twins were boys. Like, they thought the rule-following sister would keep things under control.

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Sep 17, 2013
 
edogxxx wrote:
And I wouldn't say I'm an exception. I have a set of twins living with me. I've dated a twin (who recently told me she might be pregnant with my child, we shall see. Possible, but not likely.) Sure, they CAN be close, but I think THAT is the exception. For the most part, they're not any closer than regular siblings. They have their separate group of friends, do their separate things, etc.
Tell THAT to the creepy 60 year old twins here at work that still live together and dress IDENTICALLY. And they walk everywhere together and never smile. They are just... CREEPY! I saw one alone yesterday, which is very, very rare.

And after all our conversations about bc being used properly is 99% effective, how did you maybe knock up a chick???

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Sep 17, 2013
 
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Tell THAT to the creepy 60 year old twins here at work that still live together and dress IDENTICALLY. And they walk everywhere together and never smile. They are just... CREEPY! I saw one alone yesterday, which is very, very rare.
And after all our conversations about bc being used properly is 99% effective, how did you maybe knock up a chick???
I've seen *elderly* twins dressed alike! It's creepy!

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#30
Sep 17, 2013
 
Twins Expert Dr. Nancy Segal

"For the most part, identicals are much closer than fraternals. The majority of identical twins have an extremely close relationship and tend to fight less often than do other siblings, although there are obviously exceptions to all rules. In my study on the loss of a twin, using a grief-intensity scale, I found that the level of grief associated with losing one's twin is comparable to losing a spouse. It is high for all twins, but slightly higher with identicals. Fortunately, too few twins had lost children, so I could not make that comparison."

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Sep 17, 2013
 
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I've seen *elderly* twins dressed alike! It's creepy!
When I used to come to work an hour earlier, I'd go to the cafeteria to get breakfast and every day they'd go down to get a cooler of ice. They'd each be holding one handle of the cooler walking down the hall stonefaced. And they are very frumpy and have the same pocketbooks and everything. I don't think they work in the same department, but 2 inter-related departments.

I can't imagine that it's very healthy.

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#32
Sep 17, 2013
 
Toj wrote:
Twins Expert Dr. Nancy Segal
"For the most part, identicals are much closer than fraternals. The majority of identical twins have an extremely close relationship and tend to fight less often than do other siblings, although there are obviously exceptions to all rules. In my study on the loss of a twin, using a grief-intensity scale, I found that the level of grief associated with losing one's twin is comparable to losing a spouse. It is high for all twins, but slightly higher with identicals. Fortunately, too few twins had lost children, so I could not make that comparison."
Is she Katey Segal's twin???

It makes sense that identicals would be more connected since they came from teh same egg that split.

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Sep 17, 2013
 
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Is she Katey Segal's twin???
It makes sense that identicals would be more connected since they came from teh same egg that split.
Katy Sagal is a singleton. She has twin sisters. This popped up on Reddit yesterday ( yes, I have been cheating on topix and seeing other websites)

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Stina2 wrote:
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Is she Katey Segal's twin???
It makes sense that identicals would be more connected since they came from teh same egg that split.
That's one kind of twin. Other kinds of twins start as separate eggs from the very beginning and get fertilized separately but at the same time. I think there are seven kinds of twins, based on egg(s) and sperm combos.

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#36
Sep 17, 2013
 
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
So you're basing your opinion on two sets of twins, and I"m basing mine on over 20. I'll go with my opinion. Larger data set.
I'm basing my opinion on personal experience, being around twins my whole life, and LIVING with twins.

You're basing yours on a bunch of twins in a class ahead of you.

I'll go with my opinion, I have a little more credibility on the matter.

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#37
Sep 17, 2013
 
Toj wrote:
Twins Expert Dr. Nancy Segal
"For the most part, identicals are much closer than fraternals. The majority of identical twins have an extremely close relationship and tend to fight less often than do other siblings, although there are obviously exceptions to all rules. In my study on the loss of a twin, using a grief-intensity scale, I found that the level of grief associated with losing one's twin is comparable to losing a spouse. It is high for all twins, but slightly higher with identicals. Fortunately, too few twins had lost children, so I could not make that comparison."
I'll agree there may be a difference between identical and paternal twins. But the twins in the letter sound paternal, LW reads like a girl.

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Sep 17, 2013
 
Stina2 wrote:
And after all our conversations about bc being used properly is 99% effective, how did you maybe knock up a chick???
She wasn't on birth control. We were careful, but the night in question was a drunken sexcapade, so it's possible we got sloppy -no pun intended.

But she's been living with her ex for the past few months, so it's pretty likely his.

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Sep 17, 2013
 
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Tell THAT to the creepy 60 year old twins here at work that still live together and dress IDENTICALLY. And they walk everywhere together and never smile. They are just... CREEPY!
And that's my point, do you think they're the general rule of how twins act, or are they an exception?

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#40
Sep 17, 2013
 
No, you're basing your opinion on two sets of twins. I'm basing mine on over 20. Some were in the class ahead of me, but they were my friends for YEARS, some still are.
I don't know what's in the agricultural run off, but damn, we had a lot of twins in my school and I seem to have met quite a few twins here in MN.
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#41
Sep 17, 2013
 
1: I would have called the parents during, so bro couldn't claim you were complicit, which you kinda were, but in a togh bind. So rude...if a kid died or worse, the parents could be sued-they need to know.

2: I.HATE.THIS!!!!!!!!!!
Grrr....I hear teachers doing it all the flaming time! It is beyond aggravating. So immature.
Of course, I can't an overuse of "um" either....we need more public speaking courses.

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