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Posted Friday, 10 April 2009 at 13:48

This has just been pointed out to me

I think I might be getting one of those 'you naughty girl' phone calls soon. Before I do,  may I appologise to anyone I may have caused offence. I really shouldn't use words like that. I have now completely removed the word 'fat' from my vocabulary.

Cato said:
Responded: Friday, 10 April 2009
Seems to me that he's lucky you're so restrained.
David Nettleton said:
Responded: Friday, 10 April 2009
Is it worse to be called 'fat' or 'obese'? The Oxford English Dictionary defines the latter as 'very fat' yet 'obesity' is used by health professionals to describe children and adults across the nation. Perhaps we can be collectively overwight but individually immune from comment. A duck and a drake have decided to live in my garden and both have taken great exception to my mowing the lawn just now, but I've got to do it sometime. He is very protective towards her. She's looking a bit obese today but I think there may be another reason for this. I wish I had a pond.
Peter said:
Responded: Friday, 10 April 2009
If The Fat Fits!
Adam said:
Responded: Saturday, 11 April 2009
Naughty Nadine! Calling people fat isn't nice. :)
Dave H. said:
Responded: Saturday, 11 April 2009
When George Cornell called Ronnie Kray a 'Fat Poof' he objected by shooting him in the head. I don't know which word had upset him the most, though given both were justified it seems an over-reaction. Anderson doesn't only sound boorish and sexist, but rather childish too. He should be the one making the apology.
John Ward said:
Responded: Saturday, 11 April 2009
There was a "Not The Nine O'Clock News" sketch some years ago in which Mel Smith said such people were "stout". I know that has at least two other meanings (if one includes Ena Sharples' favourite tipple) but it might overcome the issue. How prophetic that programme sometimes turns out to have been…
Elizabeth said:
Responded: Saturday, 11 April 2009
Good for you!
David Nettleton said:
Responded: Saturday, 11 April 2009
It was milk stout which Ena enjoyed with Minnie Caldwell in the snug of the Rover's Return. Can anyone name Mrs Caldwell's cat?
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