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m-jean03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-04 12:29 AM
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So, what do I call my half-brother's other half-sisters and stepsisters?
These are the daughters of my mom's ex-husband (who is my brother's father) and his wife.

Who have no blood relation to me. I've always wondered what I'm supposed to refer to them as? :shrug:

Thanks. Hope you're all having a decent night tonight.
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Dookus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-04 12:31 AM
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1. ooh...
I remember this riddle. I think the answer is "You".

I'm still drawing up the charts and diagrams to try to figure this out, but I think just referring to 'em as "step-siblings" would work, while not being technically accurate.
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m-jean03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-04 12:34 AM
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4. LOL! Thanks for the effort! Step siblings could work, I guess.
Though we never even shared a household. They were all born after my mom and my brother's dad got divorced. :shrug:

It is certainly a riddle! :P
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Dover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-04 12:33 AM
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2. Ummmm...........how about 'half-steps' ? Or you could just call them
Edited on Thu May-20-04 12:34 AM by Dover
by name. Or simply referred to as your extended family of siblings. Families these days are pretty difficult to label or even keep track of...every combination in the book and then some.
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m-jean03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-04 12:40 AM
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11. That could work. . .
We've talked about this a few times together. So far, no one knows. :D

Families are so confusing these days! The study of kinship and descent is gaining new dimensions all the time! :crazy:
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jjmalonejr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-04 12:34 AM
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3. How 'bout by their names?
:shrug:
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m-jean03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-04 12:36 AM
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6. Ha, ha.
Yes, I refer to them by their names. I was just wondering, you know, what ARE they exactly in relation to me? :P
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vptpt Donating Member (534 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-04 12:35 AM
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5. Quarter-siblings
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m-jean03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-04 12:38 AM
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9. Now that's interesting. Is that the technical term?
We don't even have a bit of blood in common though... Feh. This is so silly! :silly:
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jjmalonejr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-04 12:37 AM
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7. Are your half-brothers' brothers and sisters...
your "quarter-brothers" and "quarter-sisters"?
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jjmalonejr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-04 12:37 AM
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8. quothers and quisters?
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jjmalonejr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-04 12:39 AM
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10. How bout...
...step brothers and step sisters once removed?
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m-jean03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-04 12:41 AM
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12. LOL thanks for all your help.
I will try all of these out, see how they go over! :D

The quarter-thing sounds doable.
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m-jean03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-04 12:42 AM
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14. All we share is my brother. Work that into your theories.
Thanks guys! :pals:
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-04 12:41 AM
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13. I have 3rd cousins somewhere
My dad has an uncle who's younger than he is. We don't talk about that side of the family much. It's like, "Whoo-hoo, life is good! All my teeth are fixed and all the kids are out of jail!"
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Spinzonner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-04 12:50 AM
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15. West Virginian ?
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jayavarman Donating Member (319 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-04 01:45 AM
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19. damn, you beat me to it
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TheWizardOfMudd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-04 12:53 AM
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16. You mean they don't have names?
I think it would be cool for you to call them "Kissin' Cousins." Go for it baby!!!!!!!!! WOO HOO!!!!!!!!! FRESH MEAT!!!!!!!!!! YES!!!
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PurityOfEssence Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-04 01:28 AM
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17. Fair Game
but proper names will do, too...
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Parrcrow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-04 01:33 AM
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18. This is a conundrum
I expect that you don't call them anything. They are not actually related to you. Nevertheless you are part of the same expanded family so hopefully you will be able to call them friend.

If you are close though; go ahead and call them sisters.
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koopie57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-04 01:52 AM
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20. hey you
if you like them, if not, step monsters
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