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Old    Wes (pesos)      Join Date: Oct 2001       07-28-2010, 4:39 PM Reply   
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-10789553

Was in North Carolina for my brother's wedding this weekend - definitely a message that needs to make its way there!
Old    Seahawks #1 Fan Robert T (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       07-28-2010, 4:42 PM Reply   
what did you call me?i'm not fat i'm short for my weight.
Old    Train (ttrigo)      Join Date: Dec 2004       07-28-2010, 5:33 PM Reply   
being obese makes them think they have a disease. being fat is really what it is. just more PC bull huckey that probably started here in california.
Old    Brett W (brettw)      Join Date: Jul 2007       07-28-2010, 5:54 PM Reply   
I always thought of obese as being extraordinarily fat or beyond just fat.
Old    Ben W (bennn)      Join Date: Jun 2010       07-28-2010, 6:53 PM Reply   
if someone told me i was obese, i would feel just the same as i would if someone told me i was fat but this article definitely has a point. "obese" might make someone believe they have a sickness or unavoidable condition and that is not the proper message.
Old    Manzo (zo1)      Join Date: Aug 2002       07-29-2010, 7:40 AM Reply   
Quote:
...definitely a message that needs to make its way there!
True that, there are Fatties Galore around here. That is what happens when you deep fry EVERYTHING...
Old    Wes (pesos)      Join Date: Oct 2001       07-29-2010, 7:43 AM Reply   
It was delicious though... But depressing to see parents stuffing their 7year old at waffle house... She is destined for big things some day
Old    Matt (pierce_bronkite)      Join Date: Jul 2003       07-29-2010, 7:57 AM Reply   
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       07-29-2010, 8:37 AM Reply   
Wisconsin is loaded with them.... yesterday I honestly couldn't get around a lady at walmart in a side aisle because she was so big.....

effin fast food and desk jobs
Old    brock sampson (brock_sampson)      Join Date: Oct 2009       07-30-2010, 1:34 PM Reply   
From the article-

"The term obesity comes from the Latin word obesus, which roughly translated means intensive eating"

In that context, Obese is a much more brutal word than fat.

I always thought of the degrees of fatness this way.... someone eats too much- they become a bit overweight. They keep getting bigger until they are chubby. then they keep eating till they get fat. Then they keep it up and they become obese. Then they cannot move anymore, keep eating and become morbidly obese.

Obese is always the last step before Gilbert Grapes' mom.
Old    Train (ttrigo)      Join Date: Dec 2004       07-30-2010, 2:55 PM Reply   
"Obese is always the last step before Gilbert Grapes' mom."

classic. not to get off topic, but this is still one of my favorite Leo Dicaprio movies.
and yes, she was beyond obese.
Old    Jos (jtnz)      Join Date: Sep 2007       08-01-2010, 4:57 PM Reply   
Haha, Gilbert Grape's Mom.
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Old    KDA (idaho_hillbilly)      Join Date: Jun 2009       08-01-2010, 8:44 PM Reply   
Favorite line from Norm at Cheers....

Sam..."Norm, what's up?"
Norm...."My ideal weight...if I'm 10 feet tall"

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