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    When they are slightly overweight and look a bit chubbier?
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    When their clothes are tight but a few pounds lost can still make all the difference.
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    Very overweight, increased clothes size
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    50.00%
    Obese sort of region
    7
    12.50%

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    Seems like an obvious question but it seems to me as if people mean different things when they use fat as an adjective to describe another person.

    Please answer the poll even if you don't post in here.

    And no, I'm not making it up. We've all heard
    That woman is not fat, she has curves
    Or
    I've lost half a stone, I'm not fat anymore
    I'm well aware someone's size gain could be due to mass.
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    Excess flesh to the point where it affects a) your health, and b) your ability to perform basic physical activities.
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    For me, someone "fat" is someone obese. Like eric pickles. I wouldn't say someone slightly overweight is "fat"
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    When it's apparent they can't control their eating desires.
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    When they are slightly overweight and look a bit chubbier
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    For me, it's when the dress size starts to increase more.
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    I thought fat is just a bit overweight.

    Obese is a whole different level.
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    Overweight and out-of-shape, noticeably big but not to the point of obesity.
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    I thought fat is just a bit overweight.

    Obese is a whole different level.
    I thought so too. But with the amount of people arguing that they, or certain others, aren't fat I realised that fat didn't simply mean a bit overweight for some.
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    When the facial definition is hard to see normally...
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    (Original post by elpistolero7)
    When the facial definition is hard to see normally...
    Really? I'm obese and my face hasn't changed that much.
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    "fat" has connotations of....

    greed

    poor impulse control

    low intelligence

    low social class

    etc etc
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    To me, fat is someone who is quite obese. Someone who is a bit overweight doesn't look fat to me, I mean if you dress flatteringly you won't have stuff sticking out and you can still look hot
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    Someone overweight, even if it's slightly to be honest.
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    Someone with a bodyfat percentage of 18 or above.

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    (Original post by keromedic)
    Really? I'm obese and my face hasn't changed that much.
    Well that's my take on the adjective "fat". Less than that can range from slim, fit, chubby etc.
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    (Original post by the bear)
    "fat" has connotations of....

    greed

    poor impulse control

    low intelligence

    low social class

    etc etc
    :rolleyes:. Wtf?

    I was really fat a few years back. I'm quite sure I don't have "low intelligence" and am not from a low social class either. Horrid generalizations.
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    I would take this matter as personal as possible, because I'm right now in the exact situation. I feel that I look overweight and look a bit chubbier also finding difficult to make quick moves. So this is what I got to say about adjective fat.....
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    Fat is a derogatory term used to try and shame larger people into not being large. Be who you are, I say!
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