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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureEtiquette · 8 months ago

What are some polite ways to refer to fat people?

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  • 8 months ago

    Try not to refer to a person';s weight at

    all----If

     you must speak of the person as being a large person the listener will know what you mean

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  • Misty
    Lv 5
    8 months ago

    "chubby" or "pleasingly plump".

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  • susan
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    If you are a medical doctor, you should have learned the medical terminology for unhealthy weight in med school.

    If you are not a doctor, there is no need and no polite way for you to talk about other people's body fat.

  • Prince
    Lv 5
    8 months ago

    Refer to them by their names and by things about them which have nothing whatever to do with their being fat, such as achievements and awards and positive characteristics. 

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    If have to use it, you could use ' obese or obesity '.

    • Anonymouse8 months agoReport

      The lulz this generated... so abundant 

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  • 8 months ago

    Why do you need to label anyone?  Just call them by name, or if you don't know it... how about Sir, Miss or Ma'am.

    • Lee8 months agoReport

      sunybuni,  he doesn't feel good about himself, so instead of him working on his own appearance or issues it makes him feel better to put another person down. 

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  • 8 months ago

    So, I'm considered... round. I hate that I'm being classed into a "them" category. The offensive ones are: Large, Wide Load, Fatso, Porker, Thunder Thighs, Lazy A**, Portly, Rotund, Huge, Whale, Cow, Big Boned, Chunky, Fatties and Fat. The medical terms are acceptable because they are professional: Obese and Overweight however unless you're a medical professional you ought not use them. The ideas of embracing size such as Curvy, Goddess, Plus Sized, Thick can go out the window. I don't want to be a bigger gal (preferred term) but my genetics say otherwise.

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  • 8 months ago

    Instead of using fat just say over weight

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  • 8 months ago

    Chunky, comfortably mature in size, rubenesque...

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  • 8 months ago

    plus size I guess

    • Lv 4
      8 months agoReport

      I forgot that one...

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