... see she s just the other side of the same reactive coin. The two of you are joined at the hip and some corrective surgery seems very much in order! I
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, Oct 24, 2003
see she's just the other
side of the same reactive
coin. The two of you are
joined at the hip and some
corrective surgery seems
very much in order! I shall
now wait quietly for the
mixed metaphor police to pay
me a brief visit. :-)>>
Bruce Morgen, editor at large? Metaphor police here.
If, in this 'hackneyed by now' circumstance,
you are choosing to use the siamese twin
metaphor of being joined at the hip, it is the contention
of the metaphor police that
mixing 'siamese twins' with the phrase "two sides of the same coin"
is not nearly as effective as the
"mirror image" analogy.
Case in point:
Siamese twins occur 1 in 50,000 to 1 in 100,000 births, and three times more likely to be girls than boys. Siamese twins joined at the head is the rarest form and occurs about 1 in 2.5 million births. Twins that are joined at the chest is the most common form and is found in 70% of Siamese twins. Siamese twins are identical twins.
Almost one quarter of identical twins are "mirror twins". This means that the twins will appear to be reflections of one another. One twin will be right-handed and the other will be left-handed. Internal organs and skeletal features will be on the opposite sides of the body. And, hair whorls will turn in opposite directions. One in four identical twins are mirror-image. Siamese twins show a high degree of mirror imaging. Mirroring is just as much a mystery to medical science as the cause of identical twins.
I'll let you go this time, ;-)
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