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    Interested in Language
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    #11

    Re: Funny way of describing a very tall person

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    Kind of like lanky.
    Yes, exactly.

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    Would useless beanpole work?
    It works for me.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Retired English Teacher
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    #12

    Re: Funny way of describing a very tall person

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    Sometimes you need to make fun of the people who are too tall. Too tall for what?
    Why do you feel the need to make fun of them?

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    Would useless beanpole work?
    It seems unnecessarily insensitive to add 'useless'. Some tall people resent having their height drawn attention to for no good reason.

    Thread closed. Please don't start new threads ridiculing people with other body shapes.

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