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    Plans To Ban The Word "obese" To Avoid Offending Obese Kids

    Plans to ban the word 'obese' to avoid offending overweight children

    The word "obese" could be banned and replaced with the phrase "unhealthy weight" under new proposals.



    By Laura Roberts

    Published: 7:39PM BST 12 Apr 2010



    Officials at Liverpool City Council have suggested outlawing the word when describing children to avoid stigmatising them.

    Up to half of 11 year-old boys and 40 per cent of 11 year-old girls are overweight in Liverpool, which has one of the highest childhood obesity rates in Britain, while 1 in 20 is classed as "officially obese".


    The plans were inspired by suggestions made at a "Schools Parliament" made up of 9-11 year-olds.
    According to the council the word obese has "too many negative connotations" and discourages overweight youngsters from adopting healthy eating and exercise.
    However, heath campaigners warned that censorship of the word would would obscure a serious issue.
    Sion Porter of the British Dietetic Association, said: "To a dietician or health professional, obese is a clear label for an individual with a 'Body Mass Index' (BMI) in excess of 30.
    "BMI remains the best indicator of a person's weight level, and includes the terms 'overweight' and 'obese'.
    "Clearly an individual who reaches the 'obese' category is risking serious health problems, and needs to understand the severity of their weight-problem."
    The proposal could be adopted as part of an official strategy to tackle childhood obesity in Liverpool and "unhealthy weight" would be used in future health promotion literature aimed at children.
    A Liverpool City Council spokesman said: "All the young people's recommendations will be considered by the council with a view to include them in the delivery of the Children and Young People's Plan."

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    Why not call them what they really are, fookin' FAT...

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    fat little fuckers has a nice ring to it.

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    ^ or fat bastards lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile
    Officials
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    officially obese
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    official strategy
    Officialdom can shove it's politically correct de-stigmatising crap up the arse of the blubberly blessed.

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    ^ or fat bastards lol
    Maybe we should check for underactive thyroids first ?
    and before someone tells me medication exists - it doesn't always work!
    Inside every fat person is a thin person trying to get out - nevertheless , obese is obese and no amount of politically correct b...sh...it will change that.

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    self-control challenged?

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    How about plans to jail parents for cruelty to children.

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    ^ A good if unworkable plan, doggsy. Children are meant to be coached into proper eating habits by their parents.
    Sadly too many are not, a daughter of a local shop keeper here just lets her child raid the shop for sweets as she likes, the girl even carries around a small back back loaded with sweets to sustain her when she is more than a few meters away from Mums shop.
    As a consequence she is blimp while both parents are quite petite.
    There canít be good living where there is not good drinking

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    Not unworkable.

    Schools could alert authorities to lard arsed children
    Save the NHS ucking millions.

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    Well nourished?

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    what's wrong with the classic 'fatty'?

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    i feel sorry for the little fat cunts

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    Would "Gravitationally challenged" work?

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    Look, 2000 posts.
    Where's my ucking clock radio DD?
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    My kids have referred to me as being 'daimetrically challenged" for a long time now !


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    Newspeak is a fictional language in George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.
    Who thought it will become real one day ?

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    obese tourist

    I met an obese tourist last week. He was sitting in the shade looking out to the ocean. I told him there were much better beaches not too far away. He replied "Oh, I never lay on the beach anymore. People keep trying to push me back in the water."

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile
    the word obese has "too many negative connotations" and discourages overweight youngsters from adopting healthy eating and exercise.
    So calling a fat cnut a fat cnut is what is causing these fat cnuts to be fat cnuts, maybe label them as heart attack fodder....

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    Just tell them "You're not overweight, but your arse covers three time zones"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dug View Post
    what's wrong with the classic 'fatty'?
    Superceded by the term ' lardies ' , the polite version of lard arse.

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    Just a polite.."erm, excuse me, but you ate all the pies, did you not?"

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    Unhealthy weight



    Because that sounds so less offensive.

    The world has gone mad. Sorry you're not obese, you are unhealthy weight.



    Somebody stop me now. I've just pissed my pants.

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