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28 Responses to Twin Sisters Separated at Birth Find Each Other

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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    April 9, 2013 at 11:20 am
    Link: Twin Sisters Separated at Birth Find Each Other - ...All because of social media! See, social media isn`t the product of Satan.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    April 9, 2013 at 11:43 am
    Awww! How nice!
    I`m amazed that some "reality tv" show or another hasn`t picked up their story (and paid them for it of course).

    Splitting up twins used to be common practice (in the 50`s and 60`s) but now it is rightfully forbidden!
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    April 9, 2013 at 11:45 am
    Asian twins.....

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    Swaywithme Female 18-29
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    April 9, 2013 at 11:47 am
    ....*must not make racist joke. must not!* So touching <3 *implodes*
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    April 9, 2013 at 11:55 am

    How can you tell they`re twins if they all look alike?
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    Swaywithme Female 18-29
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    April 9, 2013 at 12:07 pm
    Gerrryy.....<3<3



    You`re like a personal Jesus, saying poo I want to say so I don`t feel like a terrible person/ can`t get away with saying, dying for our sins business.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    April 9, 2013 at 12:32 pm
    You know this whole "they all look alike" thing? It`s only true if you aren`t associating with people of that ethnicity. If you have no *need* to differentiate between members of an ethnic group, your brain takes the easy way out and files all those individuals under the category "Other: What More Do You Need To Know?"

    It`s hard to remember, but back in high school I probably thought most Asians looked alike. Then as an adult, I developed close friends who are Japanese, Filipino, and Thai--and then I married an Asian wife.

    Now I think Asians no more look alike than I do Caucasians. (Well, maybe a little bit--Asians do all tend to have black or very dark brown hair.) I can reliably differentiate between Japanese, Koreans, Chinese, Thais, and Filipinos.

    I`m not being critical of anyone who thinks all Asians look alike. Just saying that if you feel that way, it`s because of how your brain works, not because they do.
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    Swaywithme Female 18-29
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    April 9, 2013 at 12:55 pm
    I always thought the "all look the same" was supposed to be applied to how Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, etc etc are all so difficult to differentiate too(despite there being really obvious characteristics, but hey none of us can tell their and there apart either) but then somewhere down the line it was warped into a "hurr hurr they all are the same person!"

    That doesn`t make the joke any less funny >B] and me feel any less bad for thinking it but what are you gonna do. I dare you to tell my heritage just by looking at me! All us white folks look the same.
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    April 9, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    squirlz is right, and we all look alike to them. I learned this when I was young and had my brothers ID to buy beer. It worked best at the Asian and Indian stores. They can`t tell us apart very well.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    April 9, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    @ Squrlz, there have been studies about racial recognition. All of them conform people can remember and recognize other people of their own race much, Much better than people of other races. So it`s true "they all look alike" to me, but to a slant eye all of us round-eyes look alike.
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    mykunter Male 40-49
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    April 9, 2013 at 3:38 pm
    It`s the hair. They all have straight, black hair. That`s why Orientals all look alike. Caucasians can have many shades of blonde, brown, red and black. Also straight, curly, wavy, jew-fro, etc... you get the idea.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    April 9, 2013 at 4:29 pm
    @Gerry: I agree with most of what you`ve stated, but differ on one point. I don`t think people differentiate between people of their own ethnicity better. Rather, I believe they differentiate between people of the ethnicity with which they socialize better. Example: I`m convinced that a Chinese girl adopted by a family in Utah, say, who was raised surrounded by Caucasians would would have no difficulty differentiating Caucasian faces--and would probably be thinking "they all look the same" if she was taken to San Francisco`s Chinatown for the first time on her 16th birthday.

    See where I`m coming from?

    Whenever I hear someone say that Asians all look alike, it`s a person who doesn`t socialize with Asians. Prove me wrong, but I`d be surprised if that weren`t your situation. (I`m not being critical here--if you don`t know any Asians, you don`t know any Asians, no big deal--just making an observation.)
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    Denogginizer Male 30-39
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    April 9, 2013 at 4:33 pm
    Asians, not Orientals. Asians are people, orientals are objects.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    April 9, 2013 at 4:39 pm
    @Mykunter: A gentle heads-up: It hasn`t been considered polite to refer to Asians as "Orientals" for quite some time, mainly because the term literally means someone from the East--which is defining a person from the Western perspective. And who wants to wear someone else`s label?

    In some of my circles, if you were to refer to someone as an "Oriental," the quick retort would be, "What am I? A rug?"
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    April 9, 2013 at 4:42 pm
    McGovern1981 is just waithing for a porn with this two twins sisters right?
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
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    April 9, 2013 at 4:55 pm
    The Broken
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    Magentab0b Female 30-39
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    April 9, 2013 at 6:42 pm
    I hate how the mind works like that. Either I keep seeing the same four Hispanic dudes or I can`t tell Hispanic males apart. It makes it super awkward when I want to say hello. They see me start to talk to them but then I abruptly turn away.
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    mykunter Male 40-49
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    April 9, 2013 at 6:58 pm
    Yeah, but Asian is too broad of a term. After all, Russia and the Middle East are part of Asia and those people look nothing like... uh, Orientals. Incidentally, the area of the Caucasus Mountains, where the term `Caucasian` came from, is also part of Asia. So does that make me Asian? I never liked the term `Caucasian` anyway. None of my ancestors are from there.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    April 9, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    "Chinese girl adopted by a family in Utah, say, who was raised surrounded by Caucasians would would have no difficulty differentiating Caucasian faces"
    Chinese, Japanese, or Chuckie Cheese, they all look alike to me.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    April 9, 2013 at 7:43 pm
    @Mykunter: I stand corrected. Your original practice is perfect. Persist in calling Asians *Orientals*. ~rolls eyes~
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    April 9, 2013 at 7:56 pm
    Rather, I believe they differentiate BETTER between people of the ethnicity which they socialize WITH.

    fify @Squrlz4!
    But you are correct, and it starts with your mother`s face and progresses from there. If you`re raise with -whomever- then THAT is the ethnic group you`re best at keeping track of.

    People from India are from Asia too (as my co-workers have told me countless times) but HATE to be called "Orientals"...
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    April 9, 2013 at 8:20 pm
    @5Cats: Thanks... remarkable how lost that "better" was, isn`t it? =^.^=
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    mykunter Male 40-49
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    April 9, 2013 at 8:56 pm
    @Squrlz: OK, so we need a subset Of Asian to specify the group recognized by their straight black hair and slanted eyes... what do you suggest?
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    April 9, 2013 at 9:27 pm
    @Mykunter: If you know the person`s background, there`s always Chinese-American, Japanese-American, etc. But the main point is this: None of my Asian friends object to being referred to as "Asian"; the same cannot be said of "Oriental."

    I appreciate where you were going with your parsing of *Asian* and *Caucasian*, but it doesn`t hold water. Let me explain.

    If you`re going to call people "Oriental," literally "from THE EAST," then you should be consistent and call French, Germans, and Spaniards "Oriental" too--because they`re ALL east of you.

    "But that`s silly," you say. "I`m using the term *Oriental* the way it was used by the British circa 1850." To which I say, EXACTLY. *Oriental* is a term that defines people not by where they`re from, but by where they`re NOT from. "They`re from EAST OF HERE, the British Empire, so that`s what we`ll call them."

    Make sense?
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    carmium Female 50-59
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    April 9, 2013 at 10:09 pm
    "We reached our goal...but please everybody keep donating..." Yeah, I`ll bet.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    April 10, 2013 at 10:58 am
    @5Cats: Thanks... remarkable how lost that "better" was, isn`t it? =^.^=
    @Squrlz4: It was all alone and scared! ;-) But no worries! I took it home and tucked it safely into bed :heart:
    I`m glad you found it funny! I am NOT a grammar or spelling Nazi, since I butcher grammar daily and cannot spell at all...

    @mykunter: The term "Yellow" has fallen from favour, eh? Rightfully so. Even though White and Black are still popular.
    "Brown" is confusing since it sometimes refers to Latinos and other times to Indians (from India. "East Indians"?) eh?

    I have no solutions either.
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    NNoamfer Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2013 at 12:18 pm
    Imagine how awesome it would be to one day figure out you have a twin...
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    April 10, 2013 at 4:28 pm
    @NNoamfer: *nod nod* Yup! I`ve never come across a "reunited twins" story that ended badly. Every single time it was a -very- happy time for everyone involved.

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