Think It’s Not Cool to Call a Fat Person a Fat Person?

Here’s What to Say Instead

Roz Warren, Writing Coach
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4 min readMay 15, 2024

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Is this model fat? Plus-sized? I’d probably call her Curvy. (Photo by AllGo - An App For Plus Size People on Unsplash)

I was just reading a New Yorker article about health and longevity in which a woman was quoted as saying to her husband, “I think you should work on being a little less not thin.”

“Congratulations, lady!” I wanted to tell her. “You win the award for the most convoluted way of telling someone, ‘You’re…

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