Oh, dear. Fat-shaming, WaPo? This is what happens when you assign the Style section to cover Gitmo.

What is the journalistic euphemism for fatheads?


  • Garrett Gripling

    How do you correct thickheaded? Democrat, perhaps?

    • Fhalkyn Phoenix

      Perhaps. Also try: Progressive, or maybe Leftist.

    • mike_in_kosovo

      Synonyms don’t need correcting.

  • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

    Sounds a bit thin to me.

  • pinupartist

    Correction: Our paper has referred to barack obama as “President.” He should have been described as “dumb@$$.” The Post & three-hundred million Americans regret the error.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil ✓Mate

    Reminds me of Sears having “Husky” jeans when I was a kid. I didn’t need them then but do now.

    Hey, punk kids! Stop buying up all my fat pants!!

    • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      I needed those husky corduroy pants in fourth grade.

      After about 4 months, my mom had put about 16 of those iron-on patches to cover various holes, so eventually they were just a pair of patch-pants.

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil ✓Mate

        I had forgotten about the iron ons! After several your pants made you walk like Herman Munster.

        • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          My mother: ‘”Say, these cotton levis are too pricey..do you have anything in a nice burlap or 440-grit?”

          • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil ✓Mate

            “Don’t worry, they’ll break in after a few washings.”

            Mom never explained to me that “a few” washings is somewhere around 150.

          • Your favorite Clete

            At 151 they fall apart in the washer, so it’s actually a moot point.

        • Your favorite Clete

          I still use those iron-on patches. I cut them down in size and iron them on from behind to reinforce the weak corners of the back pockets.

          Yeah, I’m cheap and wear my jeans until the pocket corners wear out.

          • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil ✓Mate

            I learned to make canvas boat and gun covers in the Navy. I still keep a sewing machine in the house. I’ll take apart one pair of good jeans to keep 3 pairs still useable.

            I have lost just a little weight recently and had on a pair I hadn’t worn in a while. They were a bit long and I rolled a cuff on the leg. I forgot about it and went into the house for lunch. The Missus looked at me and said, “What are you, eight years old?”

  • John Taznar

    Cool! I’m muscular!

  • Your favorite Clete

    The Brits use the word ‘thick’ to describe one as a dullard, unintelligent, dull, etc.

    We use the word 0bama.

  • Guest

    Or, as Sears and Montgomery Wards used to say in their catalogs, ‘husky’.