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Indrid ColdIndrid Cold Posts: 16,688 Skive's The Limit
Gah, this is the stupidest thread EVER...

I asked that in the one about Hermione, but of course no one checks the answers on a bday thread, so I don't know of any other way to ask it.
What's so special about turning 21, that isn't there when you turn 20 or 22?

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Most people think that you're an adult at 21.
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    Indrid ColdIndrid Cold Posts: 16,688 Skive's The Limit
    Originally posted by Capacity
    Most people think that you're an adult at 21.
    Ahh. Thanks.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I don't know, it's just another number, like the big 18th birthday.
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    Indrid ColdIndrid Cold Posts: 16,688 Skive's The Limit
    Originally posted by star*
    it used to be the age of consent-you could vote, marry without permission etc.
    That's what I meant, it used to be. I simply didn't understand what makes it different than 20 or 22 now that that age is 18.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    eh...

    drinking age over here!!
    :)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Traditional coming of age.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Reese_86
    eh...

    drinking age over here!!
    :)

    omg :| thats crazy, how could anyone wait that long to be able to drink legally!

    I'd go mad i tell ya
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Gavman
    omg :| thats crazy, how could anyone wait that long to be able to drink legally!

    I'd go mad i tell ya

    iknow...

    but everyone in michigan goes up to canada when they turn 19
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    Indrid ColdIndrid Cold Posts: 16,688 Skive's The Limit
    Originally posted by Gavman
    omg :| thats crazy, how could anyone wait that long to be able to drink legally!

    I'd go mad i tell ya
    Well, since I never drink, am 19 and pretty healthy, I guess drinking isn't mandatory...
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    its convention, just the way things are done


    one of those things in life i dont have a problem accepting without question
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    hmm..

    it's pretty funny over here...

    10 is a big birthday b/c you're in the double digits..
    and then 13 is a big birthday b/c you're a "teen" now..
    and then 16 is a big birthday b/c you can get your license...
    then 17 is a big birhtday b/c you can watch r-rated movies..
    and then 18 b/c you're legally ana dult... and you can do tons more stuff..
    then 19.. b/c you can go to canada and get drunkl..
    then 21 b/c legal drinking age over here...

    and then 29.. b/c after that you stop celebrating your birthday...
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    10 I'll agree with, as with 13
    16 because you're legal to have sex, smoke and play the lottery, also end of compulsory education.
    18 Adulthood
    20, end of teens
    21 coming of age

    Maybe 15, because there's the film certificate
    17 also, because of driving the cars
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    Indrid ColdIndrid Cold Posts: 16,688 Skive's The Limit
    Originally posted by Reese_86
    and then 29.. b/c after that you stop celebrating your birthday...
    That reminds me of a line from a TV series (which is possibly copied from one of yours). There's a little girl and baby sitter talking:
    -How old are you?
    -Let me put it this way: When you're 10, I'll be 30. When you're 20, I'll be 30. When you're 30, you'll understand why I'll still be 30.
    ^(For the record, that kind of thinking is very stupid, IMHO)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    You get a card with your age on the front AND a badge to. Enjoy it, next time that happens you will be 40 ;)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    er...so you are responsible enough drive at 16 but its enough 5 years before you are mature enough to drink? :eek2:

    what a screwy country ;)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    oh my goodness, in America you stop celebrating your birthday when you're 29? Aw how sad! I want to celebrate my birthdays forever! Well until I die of course.
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