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Old 12-27-2013, 12:23 PM
 
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I wouldn't do that unless it was some kind of joke between us, like he called me bony and I called him chubby or something.
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Old 12-27-2013, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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Are you chubby or thick? Curvy?
I AM A GUY For Hell Sakes .
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Old 12-27-2013, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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Why are all you people thinking it is acceptable to talk about other people's weight? How is it any business of yours?

Calling a person "chubby", "fat", "obese" "scrawny", "emaciated", or any of a number of other descriptors is rude and insulting. Whoever you're talking about already knows they are overweight, underweight, or have some other physical characteristic. I really don't understand why it is even being considered a reasonable topic of conversation.

And to the person who claims "chubby" is being used in a scientific way, even you must realize what a ridiculous claim that is. A scientific description might be "he weighs 235 pounds" or "his body mass index is 30.5", or even "he appears to be 15% overweight". If you're the person's doctor it's fine to say any of these things to him. If you're engaged in casual conversation, don't call him chubby and then pretend you're not insulting him. Nobody, literally nobody, believes that, yourself included.
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Old 12-27-2013, 01:00 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Why are all you people thinking it is acceptable to talk about other people's weight? How is it any business of yours?

Calling a person "chubby", "fat", "obese" "scrawny", "emaciated", or any of a number of other descriptors is rude and insulting. Whoever you're talking about already knows they are overweight, underweight, or have some other physical characteristic. I really don't understand why it is even being considered a reasonable topic of conversation.
everything is a reasonable topic of conversation. if a fat person doesn't like being described as fat or chubby or something like that, then they should stop being fat.
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Old 12-27-2013, 01:12 PM
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What? Wtf? Men can be masuline even with being chubby . Same as women. Are you a teenager?
A big masculine man will be called burly, husky, stocky, etc.

To the extent that one is into big woman, calling a big woman chubby doesn't have any negative connotations about her feminity.
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Old 12-27-2013, 01:18 PM
 
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well... is it true? If you are a bit chubby then face up to it, don't be mad with the rest of the world for recognising a fact.
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Old 12-27-2013, 01:56 PM
 
Location: NY
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I am with the OP, I would not think "chubby" is in any sort of way a compliment. Chubby makes me think of puffy or fat and not be a descriptor for a guy who was large, but also strong, or muscular, or something which would be a positive.
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Old 12-27-2013, 02:01 PM
 
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Basically if people are calling you chubby then it's time to cut back on the sweets. You may not be obese. You may not even be fat. But you are headed that way
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Old 12-27-2013, 02:37 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Basically if people are calling you chubby then it's time to cut back on the sweets. You may not be obese. You may not even be fat. But you are headed that way
That.

And would the term portly be preferred?
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Old 12-27-2013, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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Basically if people are calling you chubby then it's time to cut back on the sweets. You may not be obese. You may not even be fat. But you are headed that way
The funny thing is, my face and upper body is very chubby, yet my lower body is quite muscular. So, calling me partly chubby sounds better .
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