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    Red face a kind of twin

    How do we call a kind of twins (human beings) whom were born with parts of their bodies, even organs attached. Surgeries always found unsuccessful to the majority of the cases.

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    Re: a kind of twins

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    How do we call a kind of twins (human beings) whom were born with parts of their bodies, even organs attached. Surgeries always found unsuccessful to the majority of the cases.

    Thanks.
    "How do you call ...? means by what method do you get someone's attention.

    With 'call', with the meaning you intend here, Ju, we use 'what'.

    What do you call the kind of ...

    With 'say/pronounce' we use 'how'.

    "How do you say the kind of twins where ... "

    Martha: How do you call your kids for lunch when they're all over the farm.

    Jill: Oh, I use that big dinner bell on the porch. I got tired of yelling.

    I believe that these types of twins are called Siamese Twins.

    See also,

    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...-how-call.html

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    Re: a kind of twins

    They used to be referred to as Siamese twins, since the most famous ones, Chang and Eng Bunker, hailed from Siam. However, today the correct terminology is conjoined twins.


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    Re: a kind of twins

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    They used to be referred to as Siamese twins, since the most famous ones, Chang and Eng Bunker, hailed from Siam. However, today the correct terminology is conjoined twins.
    That's right, Ouisch. Thanks a bunch.

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    #5

    Re: a kind of twins

    Quote Originally Posted by riverkid View Post
    That's right, Ouisch. Thanks a bunch.
    No prob. Hope I didn't sound like Miss Crabtree correcting you or anything.....


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    Re: a kind of twins

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    No prob. Hope I didn't sound like Miss Crabtree correcting you or anything.....
    Not in the least, Ouisch. It's for the students' benefit that we do this.

    I actually knew the word but too many years abroad has left me unexposed to these "new" words. In some ways, as regards vocab, I'm just like an ESL. I've noticed this happening to me a number of times.

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    Re: a kind of twins

    Quote Originally Posted by riverkid View Post
    Not in the least, Ouisch. It's for the students' benefit that we do this.

    I actually knew the word but too many years abroad has left me unexposed to these "new" words. In some ways, as regards vocab, I'm just like an ESL. I've noticed this happening to me a number of times.
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    Riverkid,

    What do you mean by saying "Not in the least"?

    ju


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    Re: a kind of twins

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
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    Riverkid,

    What do you mean by saying "Not in the least"?

    ju
    It was connected to what Ouisch said, Ju, like this.

    Ouisch: Hope I didn't sound like Miss Crabtree correcting you or anything.

    riverkid: Not in the least/not at all/I didn't think of it that way at all/ ...

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