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17 Words That Mean Something Totally Different To Anyone With Siblings

They change everything.

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1. "Half"

What it usually means: Exactly 1/2 of something.What it means to siblings: The 70:30 split you make when your mum tells you to share the last biscuit.
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What it usually means: Exactly 1/2 of something.

What it means to siblings: The 70:30 split you make when your mum tells you to share the last biscuit.

2. "Similar"

What it usually means: A resemblance in appearance.What it means to siblings: A resemblance in appearance that you emphatically deny exists, because you are obviously far better looking.
Jeff Franklin Productions

What it usually means: A resemblance in appearance.

What it means to siblings: A resemblance in appearance that you emphatically deny exists, because you are obviously far better looking.

3. "Remote"

What it usually means: Situated far away from the main centres of population.What it means to siblings: The little box that controls the TV, and is the cause of more fights than any other object in the household. If you have it and need to leave the room, it's perfectly acceptable to take it with you so that your sibling can't change the channel.
Twitter: @KardashianReact

What it usually means: Situated far away from the main centres of population.

What it means to siblings: The little box that controls the TV, and is the cause of more fights than any other object in the household. If you have it and need to leave the room, it's perfectly acceptable to take it with you so that your sibling can't change the channel.

4. "Borrow"

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What it usually means: To take and use something that belongs to somebody else with the intention of returning it.

What it means to siblings: Taking something that belongs to your sibling with no intention of returning it, and keeping it for so long that it basically just becomes yours anyway.

5. "Shotgun"

What it usually means: A large firearm which shoots a number of small, spherical pellets from a fixed shell.What it means to siblings: What you have to shout every time you get in the car so that you can get the front seat. The rules must be obeyed canonically unless you lose, in which case you must run to the car and steal the seat anyway. This will almost always result in a massive fight.
Twitter: @melaninist

What it usually means: A large firearm which shoots a number of small, spherical pellets from a fixed shell.

What it means to siblings: What you have to shout every time you get in the car so that you can get the front seat. The rules must be obeyed canonically unless you lose, in which case you must run to the car and steal the seat anyway. This will almost always result in a massive fight.

6. "Parents"

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What it usually means: People who have a child, or who bring up and care for another person.

What it means to siblings: The common enemy, and a force which unites you in your common goals for more sweets and being allowed to do fun stuff.

7. "Food"

What it usually means: A nutritious substance which we eat for sustenance.What it means to siblings: Something you must keep hidden at all times because your sibling is a greedy motherfucker.
Twitter: @laulauzig

What it usually means: A nutritious substance which we eat for sustenance.

What it means to siblings: Something you must keep hidden at all times because your sibling is a greedy motherfucker.

8. "Oldest"

Warner Bros

What it usually means: Lived for the longest amount of time.

What it means to siblings: According to your parents, the one who "should know better".

9. "Youngest"

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What it usually means: Lived for the shortest amount of time.

What it means to siblings: According to your parents, the reason you are not allowed to do any of the cool stuff your older siblings can.

10. "Toilet roll"

What it usually means: A thin, soft type of paper which is used to clean the anus after doing a poo.What it means to siblings: Something which you are duty bound to bring your sibling when they find themself in the most desperate time of need.
Twitter: @SpeakComedy

What it usually means: A thin, soft type of paper which is used to clean the anus after doing a poo.

What it means to siblings: Something which you are duty bound to bring your sibling when they find themself in the most desperate time of need.

11. "Grass"

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What it usually means: A green, narrow-leaved plant that grows from the ground and covers a large portion of the Earth's surface.

What it means to siblings: What your sibling is when they tell on you.

12. "Shower"

What it usually means: A small cubicle which rains water down on you from a nozzle to wash with. More timely and water efficient than a bath.What it means to siblings: Something neither of you want to do until the moment the other one does, prompting a mad dash to the bathroom and then, almost inevitably, a fight.
Twitter: @bethhblackler

What it usually means: A small cubicle which rains water down on you from a nozzle to wash with. More timely and water efficient than a bath.

What it means to siblings: Something neither of you want to do until the moment the other one does, prompting a mad dash to the bathroom and then, almost inevitably, a fight.

13. "You"

What it usually means: A word used to refer to the person or group of people that is being addressed as the subject of a verb or as the object of a verb or preposition.What it means to siblings: What you say when you're watching TV with your sibling and a really ugly character comes on screen.
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What it usually means: A word used to refer to the person or group of people that is being addressed as the subject of a verb or as the object of a verb or preposition.

What it means to siblings: What you say when you're watching TV with your sibling and a really ugly character comes on screen.

14. "Accident"

What it usually means: An unfortunate incident which happens unexpectedly and unintentionally, and usually results in some kind of harm or damage.What it means to siblings: What you claim it was when you tell your parents how your sibling got the huge red mark across their back, which actually occurred from you practising wrestling moves on them.
Twitter: @toevillage

What it usually means: An unfortunate incident which happens unexpectedly and unintentionally, and usually results in some kind of harm or damage.

What it means to siblings: What you claim it was when you tell your parents how your sibling got the huge red mark across their back, which actually occurred from you practising wrestling moves on them.

15. "Seat"

What it usually means: Something made for sitting on, like a chair or a bench.What it means to siblings: Something you must guard with your life, because your sibling will steal it if you get up for even three seconds.
Twitter: @meregaither8

What it usually means: Something made for sitting on, like a chair or a bench.

What it means to siblings: Something you must guard with your life, because your sibling will steal it if you get up for even three seconds.

16. "Change"

What it usually means: To act or become different, or a small amount of money usually made up of coins.What it means to siblings: What you had to try and make your sibling do every time you accidentally wore similar outfits.
Twitter: @Zendaya

What it usually means: To act or become different, or a small amount of money usually made up of coins.

What it means to siblings: What you had to try and make your sibling do every time you accidentally wore similar outfits.

17. "Your mum"

What it usually means: A hilarious comeback that works in almost any situation.What it means to siblings: A much, much less effective insult.
Twitter: @NaturalRj_

What it usually means: A hilarious comeback that works in almost any situation.

What it means to siblings: A much, much less effective insult.