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Old 02-01-2010, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Arlington, VA
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How could you NOT use it in a "negative" way? Manlet. The very addition of the suffix "let" means something less than a full-fledged man. It's a diminutive suffix. Piglet, starlet, applet...all perfectly appropriate and easily understood. But to attach it to the word "man"...of course it's negative. It's a slam.
In german, the "lein" form isn't meant to be derogatory.. Thought some women take offense to being called Frauelein
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Old 02-01-2010, 07:31 AM
 
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In german, the "lein" form isn't meant to be derogatory.. Thought some women take offense to being called Frauelein

In 'merican, its self-application means you are going to get laughed at.
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Old 02-01-2010, 07:34 AM
 
Location: The cupboard under the sink
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Whether he's a man, boy, manlet, or whatever, I can't help wondering if he's going to sit about, for his whole life, moaning about how nobody likes him, and chicks don't dig him.

Self pity and self degradation are all well and good, but for us casual readers. they get tedious after a bit.
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Old 02-01-2010, 07:46 AM
 
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In german, the "lein" form isn't meant to be derogatory.. Thought some women take offense to being called Frauelein
Starlets don't take offense either. And I doubt piglets would if they could talk. The suffix is diminutive. Use it with the word "man" and you get exactly what you have on this thread.

Yanno, if you really like the word (and it seems that you do), then print it on a t-shirt front and back, and wear it. I'm sure you'll get lots of girls then.
I think you've gotten the point by now.

Or maybe it's just over your head.
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Old 02-01-2010, 08:04 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Or maybe it's just over your head.
Literally? Lol. Sorry, I couldn't resist.
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Old 02-01-2010, 08:15 AM
 
Location: somewhere close to Tampa, but closer to the beach
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Literally? Lol. Sorry, I couldn't resist.
LMAO!!..<slaps knee and touches nipple> tee hee
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Old 02-01-2010, 08:36 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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How could you NOT use it in a "negative" way? Manlet. The very addition of the suffix "let" means something less than a full-fledged man. It's a diminutive suffix. Piglet, starlet, applet...all perfectly appropriate and easily understood. But to attach it to the word "man"...of course it's negative. It's a slam.
Ok like I said, it is a term for a short guys AFAIK, and nothing else. The short girls are called Chicklets. It's just internet lingo, I always thought it was kinda funny.
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Old 02-01-2010, 08:39 AM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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Ok like I said, it is a term for a short guys AFAIK, and nothing else. The short girls are called Chicklets. It's just internet lingo, I always thought it was kinda funny.
I doubt many guys appreciate being called "little man" or anything like that.
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Old 02-01-2010, 08:40 AM
 
Location: The cupboard under the sink
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I must admit, I thought labels like that were tongue in cheek.

It worries me that there are people out there who take it seriously, they live their lives by that mantra

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Ok like I said, it is a term for a short guys AFAIK, and nothing else. The short girls are called Chicklets. It's just internet lingo, I always thought it was kinda funny.
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Old 02-01-2010, 08:47 AM
 
Location: West Palm Beach, FL
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That's a new one. I am 5'11" and never felt "short". OP says anything below 6'0" is short (manlet) but I think that height is probably average. Honestly it seems to me that height is the last problem of the OP.
I think if you are 5'4" you are short. If you are 5'7"+ you are just not tall. Want to meet women? Stop overthinking and get out of the house.
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