August 10, 2010

30 Ways of Saying "Fat" (and other fatty items!)

Fat can BE gross, but is fat ALWAYS gross? Not necessarily! After all, everyone needs a little fat in their body.

Here in the United States, we lead the world in “fatness.” It’s no big secret; we Americans eat too much and don’t get enough exercise. So we’re fat.

And just like the Eskimos supposedly have 100 words for different kinds of snow (they don’t, by the way), so it seems we’ve come up with MANY ways of saying “fat”!

COMPLIMENTARY
Rubenesque: Rubens (1577–1640) was a painter known for his “full-figured” female nudes.

POLITE
Of ample proportions, plump, stout, meaty, heavyset, plus-sized, big-boned, well-upholstered, beefy, porky.

MILDLY INSULTING
Tubby, roly-poly, overweight, chubby, portly, chunky, pudgy, dumpy, jelly-bellied, rotund.

IMPRESSIVE
abdominous, steatopygous (having a fat butt), fussock (a corpulent woman)


BRUTAL
Obese, corpulent, fleshy, gross, flabby, paunchy, tub-of-lard, potbellied, beer-bellied, blubbery, blimpy, elephantine, gargantuan.
MEAN
I once saw a friend of mine for the first time in a few years. When I saw him, I was amazed. He was HUGE! I mean, he’d gained around 100 pounds. I was so stunned, I almost said, “Who are you, and why did you eat my friend?

A STRANGE FAT TALE
Two years ago, California state authorities investigated Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Alan Bittner. They were concerned because the doctor said that he’d created a bio-fuel for his SUV from the body fat he was suctioning off his clients! (This method of pulling fat off the human body is called “liposuction.”)

LAST FAT THING
The average human body has enough fat in it to make seven bars of soap. (Okay, now I’m done.)
baby from over here.

9 comments:

  1. I have enough fat to make like 30 bars of soap.

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  2. i can make a whole cake of it

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  3. I have a cactus :)

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  4. A very mean way to call a fat person is calling them a chub rock

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  5. So my boyfriend said that i was crushing him is that calling me fat?

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No bad words, thanks!