Is Obese a Four Letter Word?

May 13, 2010

According to some council members in Liverpool, England, it is. In fact, they find it so offensive, they’re considering banning it from any health campaigns aimed at fat kids.

I’m going to have to go ahead and disagree with this. I seriously don’t think the word obese is offending any kids. I mean, does he look offended?

My lunch box is filled with lard.

(Let’s not let the fact that he’s wearing an Alf t-shirt pass any of us by. I’d be pretty damn happy too.)

But anyway, I digress. Alf t-shirts are not the reason why fat kids aren’t offended by the word obese. It’s because if a classmate is going to taunt a fatty, they aren’t going to use the word “obese” to do so.

“Hey, Billy Obese. Your obese! Yeah, you heard me. Obesey McObese. Hahaha!”

A more likely taunt would probably involve the nickname Triple Chin Tracey being screamed over and over while poor Tracey is chased around the school yard by a crowd of angry children brandishing their Anti-Fat sticks, thus sending Tracey into a fit of hysteria that ends in her drowning her chins in a giant tub of chocolate fudge brownie full-fat ice cream.

What can I say. Kids are mean.

So my advice, Liverpool City Council Members, is to get off your high horses and realize kids aren’t paying attention to your health campaigns enough to realize “obese” is offensive. They’re too busy picking scabs and putting frogs down their pants. And making fun of Tracey.

So, stop wasting your time, and money, on what you should call overweight children, and concentrate your efforts on finding a way to fix the problem.

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3 Responses to “Is Obese a Four Letter Word?”

  1. SAM Says:

    4 letter word?? like obee? bese? obse? I don’t really get that part…
    BUUUUUUUT. Hilarious article. though very tru.

    • lindsayhutton Says:

      4 letter words are what some people call swear words. The title was just me trying to be witty. 🙂

      Thanks for reading!!

  2. XxChazxX Says:

    this is the funniest thing ive read all day xD
    good message tho ^^


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