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Old 12-27-2013, 06:15 PM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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It is an insult. It is best to say "big guy". They like that better.
Yeah but everyone knows what "big guy" means.
It means fat.
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Old 12-27-2013, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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I like stocky better.
Stocky isn't the same as chubby, imo. Stockiness is mostly a genetic trait, a stocky person might be muscly/big-boned or thick-set but not necessarily chubby/fatty.

But no, we're too PC, a fat person is fat, chubby.etc. No need to call them 'lard-bucket', but enough with the silly euphemisms like 'big boned', 'large', 'curvaceous.' etc
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Old 12-27-2013, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Yeah but everyone knows what "big guy" means.
It means fat.
Not necessarily. Could mean he's tall, broad-shouldered, muscly-powerful.etc.
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Old 12-27-2013, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Fairfield, CT
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In my opinion, calling a guy "chubby" is equivalent to indirectly criticizing him for being a fat slob (I call this veiled insulting). It implies that he has little to no attention towards physical fitness. What are your thoughts. Do you also feel that calling a guy "chubby" indicates something unattractive about his physique.

For the Record, I always HATED being called chubby. But it is the bitter truth.
What difference does it make? Some people are chubby. It means a little overweight. If it's accurate, I don't see the problem. It's not necessarily an insult, just a description.
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Old 12-27-2013, 08:54 PM
 
Location: southern california
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calling a woman fat names is demeaning, calling a guy fat names is cute and affectionate.
its the old double standard that just wont die.
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Old 12-27-2013, 09:14 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Well, I never thought I have great legs until I was complimented for them a month back by my buddy . Trying to get the rest of my body in shape now. My BMI is 25.7 (was 27.9 earlier this year). I am not excessively overweight. Just look fatter than others with the same BMI due to higher body fat %.
the reality is that nobody cares about legs. you need to get that upper body in shape. if you are at that BMI, you could really do a diet for a couple of weeks and you would see a significant difference. people are just unwilling to put in any real effort when it comes to diet. my oats diet would work magic in a month.
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Old 12-27-2013, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Fairfield, CT
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the reality is that nobody cares about legs. you need to get that upper body in shape. if you are at that BMI, you could really do a diet for a couple of weeks and you would see a significant difference. people are just unwilling to put in any real effort when it comes to diet. my oats diet would work magic in a month.
Do you have details on your oats diet?
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Old 12-27-2013, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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calling a woman fat names is demeaning, calling a guy fat names is cute and affectionate.
its the old double standard that just wont die.
It hasn't always been this way. 100 years ago calling a woman 'fat' was not offensive at all, it was just descriptive. Then the whole 'skinny is fashionable' trend started and women started getting so conscious/sensitive of their body image.
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Old 12-27-2013, 11:53 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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the reality is that nobody cares about legs. you need to get that upper body in shape. if you are at that BMI, you could really do a diet for a couple of weeks and you would see a significant difference. people are just unwilling to put in any real effort when it comes to diet. my oats diet would work magic in a month.
You need to work out your whole body, not just the upper body, or else you won't look in balance.
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Old 12-28-2013, 09:24 AM
 
Location: USA
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I've heard of guys whose nicknames were "Chubby" and that's all they were known by. Better than being called "Tiny".
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