Saturday, August 19, 2006

obese?

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention does no’t call overweight children obese. Some feel that terms such as 'fat' or 'obese' lead to poor self esteem. The PC phrase they prefer for overfed children? "At risk of overweight."

Some doctors are seeking better, more politically correct terms to use to tell parents their kids are porkers, rather than to call them obese.

How about "longevity-challenged"?

5 Comments:

Blogger James Burnett said...

Longevity challenged. Funny. That's almost as bad in the folks in the early '90s who insisted the physically disabled be called "handicapable," as though handicapped was some sort of slight, rather than a simple physical description.

Thursday, August 31, 2006 8:02:00 PM  
Blogger The Sarcasticynic said...

I hate to show my age, but I remember when they used to call "slow" kids retarded. Man, that was cold!

Thursday, August 31, 2006 8:08:00 PM  
Blogger briliantdonkey said...

or 'short' works too. I always say no no she's not fat, she is short.

BD

Monday, January 01, 2007 11:41:00 PM  
Blogger TherapyDoc said...

I LOVE IT! and you're not even really being sarcastic, you know.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007 7:10:00 AM  
Blogger The Sarcasticynic said...

Yeah, I found out after the fact that that's the bane of choosing a name such as The Sarcasticynic. People never know when to take me seriously.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007 7:14:00 AM  

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