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 Post subject: Re: Was it wise for Joey to have so many children?
PostPosted: 07 Sep 2016, 15:18 
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In my second year of teaching (and I am now starting my 17th which makes me feel old) I had a pair of twins in a yr 7 class. Despite the fact they had the same surname on my register I failed to realise they were twins and for about the first three weeks I thought they were one kid moving really quickly around my room.

I think I have only come across four sets of twins in my teaching career so far.

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Why were there no twin teachers?

Or, better still, twin doctors?

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Alison H wrote:
Why were there no twin teachers?

Or, better still, twin doctors?


Do we come across any adult twins (people whom we have not seen before as pupils) in GO books? Apart from Madge and Dick, of course.

I have actually come across very few sets of twins in my life. I have twin uncles and a couple of other very distant relatives have twins.

Unless an adult twin is quite well known to somebody it would not be known that they were a twin unless they publicised the fact . Different obviously with children.


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I've an idea that Jacynth's auntie and late mum were twins, but I might have made that up :D .

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Alison H wrote:
Why were there no twin teachers?

Or, better still, twin doctors?


http://www.vantullekenbrothers.com/

There are these real life twin doctors :D

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Audrey25 wrote:
Alison H wrote:
Why were there no twin teachers?

Or, better still, twin doctors?



Unless an adult twin is quite well known to somebody it would not be known that they were a twin unless they publicised the fact . Different obviously with children.


My mother and her identical twin sister lived in neighbouring villages, which caused quite a lot if confusion if either was in the "wrong" village - and one lady met one of them on the bus and started talking to her then realised and said " you're not you, you're your sister!"


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Alison H wrote:
I've an idea that Jacynth's auntie and late mum were twins, but I might have made that up :D .


That rings a bell with me too Alison.

At some point are Jack and Mollie Maynard EBDismed into being twins?


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Loryat wrote:
Alison H wrote:
I've an idea that Jacynth's auntie and late mum were twins, but I might have made that up :D .


That rings a bell with me too Alison.

At some point are Jack and Mollie Maynard EBDismed into being twins?


Yes, can't remember where, but Jack and Mollie are referred to as twins more than once, though other times I think he's a younger brother.


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No, I can't remember when it's first introduced, either - Mollie says in Reunion "I haven't gone bald-headed at it like Joey, but since I'm a twin myself, I was bound to have one set" - but I'm sure it's much earlier than that.


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In Head Girl, Jack is Mollie's *eldest* brother, even though they have an older brother later

There are a few adult twins referenced. Marie and Thekla's ancestors are twin brothers. Donal and Kay Hillis are twins. Solange's aunts, Jacynth's aunt and mother, Melanie's father and aunt, the Sams' ancestors, and, in one offhand reference in Joey & Co, Joey's father is a twin.

In real life, unless you get talking about someone's family in detail, you wouldn't realize they are a twin. Interestingly, in some Asian languages, like Chinese and Japanese, you refer specifically to elder brother, younger brother, twin brother, so family placement is more apparent.

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In my head it makes sense for Bob Maynard to have been Mollie's twin and Jack to have been their younger brother, as I always think of Mollie as being older than Jack.

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In all this talk of twins, has it been noted that Madge and Dick were twins?

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I think either their mum or their dad was a twin as well, but I might have made that up :lol:.

Other than Joey and Biddy, which of the Old Girls have twins? I'm sure some of them must have done, but I'm struggling to think of any. Were Gay Lambert's children twins?

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Gay herself was, IIRC ... or has that already been said? - I see that Madge and Dick have already been mentioned, I missed it in my earlier read-through of this thread.

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Gay Lambert was a twin? Was the other one a boy? I have no recollection of that at all....

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I think Gay has a twin called...Mike? (I may have completely imagined this)

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cestina wrote:
Gay Lambert was a twin? Was the other one a boy? I have no recollection of that at all....


Yes, her twin was Mike.

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They were named after the Archangels Michael and Gabriel!

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Alison H wrote:
They were named after the Archangels Michael and Gabriel!

Oh I like that :D

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