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    the body...

    If we call an overweight person as fat, how about those thin ones and the one who's pure muscles?

    *** please give the common and formal term for these, thanks!!!

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    Re: the body...

    You may describe a skinny person as Heís all skin and bones.

    A person who is very thin is a skin and bones.

    A thin & srawny person suffering from anorexia nervosa is an anorexic.

    An overweight person may be called a fatso or fatty. Itís an offensive Slang.

    A muscleman or muscle man (or woman) may be a person "who is physically powerful, especially one with well-developed muscles".

    Others might wish to share some other terms with you?

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    #3

    Re: the body...

    Thanks Buddhaheart! that's good!!!

    Any more suggestions? anyone???


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    Re: the body...

    A complementary word for someone who is thin is slender.

    Very muscular people of both sexes can be said to be "solid muscle." I think "hard body" was a slang term of the 80s but I haven't heard it in years.

    A very delicate euphemism for an overweight person, rather old-fashioned, is "heavy-set." My grandmother was partial to this term, and it was years before I figured out it meant obese (there's another one for you--"obese" is a medical term that has entered common speech). "Queen-sized" is a euphemism used by such industries as the people who make nylon stockings---for some reason "king-sized" isn't used the same way. A woman might describe one of her girlfriends who was very heavy as "a big girl." "Jane has trouble flying coach [the cheapest seats on an airplane] because, well, she's a big girl." I have also heard "big boy" used this way. "Stout" is yet another euphemism.

    There are, of course, many derogatory terms for the overweight. I'd rather not start a list. :)

    [disclaimer, native speaker not teacher]


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    Re: the body...

    i think you guys are conscious with your body figure? isn't it?..hehehehe thats all i can say!

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    Quote Originally Posted by maoreene View Post
    i think you guys are conscious with your body figure? isn't it?..hehehehe thats all i can say!
    No, but I would rather use these to describe you whenever I see you here in Manila.

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