Jump to content


"You look well" - euphemism for fat?

Recommended Posts

Well I don't have a tan

 

I thoughts the euphemisms for fat were Bubbly for a women

Jolly for a man.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A friend recently said that another friend, he didn't seem like a 'dog person', he has recently bought a puppy.

What does a 'dog person' look like :)

 

---------- Post added 19-04-2018 at 10:46 ----------

 

Well I don't have a tan

 

People who are very thin are sometimes told they look better once, 'filled out', yet thin quite often relates to being healthier.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not necessarily. What they could mean is "you look well compared with the last time when you looked fat/drunk/ill/disheveled etc"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I dont think it does!

 

I bumped into an old work colleague a few weeks back and told her she looked really well.. And she did! she didnt look as worn out, she had rosey cheeks and looked well, well!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No. Not a euphemism for being overweight.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
No. Not a euphemism for being overweight.

 

But since most people are over-weight, its very easy to become paranoid, lol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I thoughts the euphemisms for fat were Bubbly for a women

Jolly for a man.

 

If I remember correctly it was Bonny for a girl and Hefty for a boy:D Of course,If you didn't like them the words were somewhat different, lol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I used this phrase to a female colleague on Monday, seeing her for the first time after a two week holiday. I meant it literally - she looked well, relaxed, happy and healthy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I used this phrase to a female colleague on Monday, seeing her for the first time after a two week holiday. I meant it literally - she looked well, relaxed, happy and healthy.

 

Did she accuse you of calling her fat?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I used this phrase to a female colleague on Monday, seeing her for the first time after a two week holiday. I meant it literally - she looked well, relaxed, happy and healthy.

 

These days you could have found yourself in hot water for sexual harassment.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Did she accuse you of calling her fat?

 

No. Why would she?

 

---------- Post added 19-04-2018 at 20:10 ----------

 

These days you could have found yourself in hot water for sexual harassment.

 

No, not really.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.