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First Convening of The Panel

October 1, 2010
We had The Panel over last night. They were nice and brought me over a treat  in preparation for my exam this morning. Somehow we turned the conversation to a discussion of terms used to describe a woman who’s overweight. I posed the question: What are the most/least offensive euphemisms for “fat”? Here are their answers, ordered from least to most damaging:
  1. Curvy
  2. Voluptuous
  3. Thick
  4. Large
  5. Fat
  6. Hefty
  7. Chunky
  8. Beefy
  9. Porker
  10. Lardo

Consensus is that using numbers 7 – 10 on a woman will launch her into an immediate and dangerous eating disorder.

List of Euphemisms that really aren’t:

  • Healthy
  • Big-boned
  • Well-fed
  • More woman to love

If you think you’re being charitable by using one of these, think again. Also, keep in mind that The Panel consists entirely of females. It wasn’t just me and a bunch of dudes sitting around being insensitive.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Cameo permalink
    October 9, 2010 7:37 pm

    Thanks for that last bit of information. 😀

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