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Posted: 1/9/2006 5:15:12 PM EDT
Do you call them midgets or little people? I just watched something on Discovery Health channel about a midget/little people family. Honestly, I don't think jokes about midgets are all that funny and wish all of them a happy life. I know what I just wrote sounds condescending but I don't mean it that way. However, saying "little people" just sounds to PC to me. It almost makes me feel like I'm beating around the bush. I don't say African-American, I say black. it is acceptable whether the media says it is or not. So, what do you call people who are abnormally short due to their genetics?
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 5:16:27 PM EDT
Vertically Challenged.

Or VC for short.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 5:17:00 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 5:17:52 PM EDT
Midgets.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 5:21:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/9/2006 5:37:50 PM EDT by WildBoar]
I thought Midgets were all but gone and only Dwarves remained.

Are there any midgets left? The only little people around are not proportionate and usually have stubby limbs and other malformed body parts.

When I think of midgets I thought of the ones you used to see in the Little Rascals and old shows like that.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 5:22:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WildBoar:


Are there any midgets left?The only little peole around are not proportionate and usually have stubby limbs and other malformed body parts.

wee man is the only one i can think of off the top of my head, but i'm sure there's plenty of others...
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 5:22:52 PM EDT
How about Shorty?
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 5:25:22 PM EDT
Why do you feel the need to call them anything. I am willing to bet they prefer not to be labeled at all.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 5:26:54 PM EDT
Squatdog ?
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 5:29:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/9/2006 5:36:56 PM EDT by WildBoar]

Originally Posted By chips:

Originally Posted By WildBoar:


Are there any midgets left?The only little peole around are not proportionate and usually have stubby limbs and other malformed body parts.

wee man is the only one i can think of off the top of my head, but i'm sure there's plenty of others...



I dont think is is proportioned like the midgets of the old days. His arms are more like someone who has dwarfism.


ETA I call em by whatever their name is.


ETA Wow I am ready for Jeopardy
Fast Facts About Dwarfism

* Achondroplasia occurs in one per 26,000 to 40,000 births.
* Most children with dwarfism are from parents of average stature.
* The difference between dwarves and midgets is that midgets are proportionally small.
* The preferred term for a dwarf is "Little Person".
* There are over 200 verified types of Dwarfism.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 5:34:15 PM EDT
fuck you tall motherfuckers!!!

Shorty, squatdog, what else, how about " wanna play handball on the curb with me?"
what about "hey, can ya grab that for me, I cant bend over my stomach gets in the way, and besides you dont have to go so far down. Thanx can you pass it UP to me"

FUCK ALL OF YOU!
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 5:38:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/9/2006 5:39:08 PM EDT by TrijiCog]
I prefer to look the other way when I see one of them walking towards me,sometimes,I even cross the street.They always seem to want to pick fights with taller people.I mean seriously,how can they fight with those little baby arms ?
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 5:38:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/9/2006 5:42:03 PM EDT by WildBoar]

Originally Posted By Outsider_10fp:
fuck you tall motherfuckers!!!

Shorty, squatdog, what else, how about " wanna play handball on the curb with me?"
what about "hey, can ya grab that for me, I cant bend over my stomach gets in the way, and besides you dont have to go so far down. Thanx can you pass it UP to me"

FUCK ALL OF YOU!



You need thicker skin. So if you are of a very short stature and get picked on you decided its a good thing to go about picking on folks who are a little taller than others?

Real bright there hypocrite.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 5:44:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Outsider_10fp:
fuck you tall motherfuckers!!!

Shorty, squatdog, what else, how about " wanna play handball on the curb with me?"
what about "hey, can ya grab that for me, I cant bend over my stomach gets in the way, and besides you dont have to go so far down. Thanx can you pass it UP to me"

FUCK ALL OF YOU!



Wow! Bit of a Napoleon complex going on here?


-K
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 5:49:14 PM EDT
they are but 'wee folk'.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 5:51:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/9/2006 5:54:08 PM EDT by Outsider_10fp]
well now lets think of it this way.....
POLL
What shall we call dark skinned people
1. NIGGERS
2. BLACKS
3. BOOT LIPS
4. Turd in the cat box
5. Afro americans


Rude ass motherfuckers!
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 5:53:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/9/2006 6:00:01 PM EDT by WildBoar]

Originally Posted By Outsider_10fp:
well now lets think of it this way.....
POLL
What shall we can dark skinned people
1. NIGGERS
2. BLACKS
3. BOOT LIPS
4. Turd in the cat box
5. Afro americans


Rude ass motherfuckers!



Please leave. You are no better than those you hate. I was hoping to learn some things I had questions about , now I have to wade through your foul mouthed tirades.

Edit. Are there any little folk here that can give us some good info? Googling comes up with all kinds of stuff. We have a cleaning lady that is very short and I wanted to know a little about the disorder. I dont call her anythign but by her name but its sure nice to be able to have some knowledge instead of always having questions in the back of my mind. Sure I could ask her but I do not speak Spanish and She does not speak English.
Guess I will googling for a bit.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 5:58:14 PM EDT
whoops pissed off a mod, sorry
I am a noraml adult, but I find it highly inapropriate to ask such a question

I have a midgett friend, he laughs at people who are trying to be PC.
They generally dont care 'cause they know midgets is just a name.

Midget does not equal FAG for a gay
or carpet muncher for a Les.

Is just dosent matter as long as it is not detrimental
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 6:05:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Triumph955i:
Vertically Challenged.

Or VC for short.




go git em
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 6:08:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Outsider_10fp:
whoops pissed off a mod, sorry
I am a noraml adult, but I find it highly inapropriate to ask such a question

I have a midgett friend, he laughs at people who are trying to be PC.
They generally dont care 'cause they know midgets is just a name.

Midget does not equal FAG for a gay
or carpet muncher for a Les.

Is just dosent matter as long as it is not detrimental



thank you for calming down and answering my question. I was wondering how offensive if at all "midget" was... your analogy was helpful.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 6:08:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By dave223:
Why do you feel the need to call them anything. I am willing to bet they prefer not to be labeled at all.



point taken.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 6:19:11 PM EDT
the female ones are fuckdolls. the males are good for making a porno funney
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 6:21:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Triumph955i:
Vertically Challenged.

Or VC for short.



Bawhahahaha
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 6:25:37 PM EDT
It depends on how far you can toss em.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 6:26:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/9/2006 6:26:32 PM EDT by FLAL1A]
People who spend time worrying about which term is applied by others to the things that most distinguish them should just kill themselves. They obviously have no purpose in living. I have got an absolute assfull of Indian/Native American/Indigenous Person; Black/African-American/Person of Color; Midget/Little Person/Whatever; Latino/Hispanic/Whogivesashit. Fuck 'em. If they have time to yammer about that shit, they should count their blessings, or eat a gun.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 6:27:32 PM EDT
Midgets; little people soulds like you are referring to kids.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 6:30:55 PM EDT
Bridget the midget makes pretty good porn.

I especially liked her in "Seven Filthy Dwarves"
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 6:36:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FLAL1A:
People who spend time worrying about which term is applied by others to the things that most distinguish them should just kill themselves. They obviously have no purpose in living. I have got an absolute assfull of Indian/Native American/Indigenous Person; Black/African-American/Person of Color; Midget/Little Person/Whatever; Latino/Hispanic/Whogivesashit. Fuck 'em. If they have time to yammer about that shit, they should count their blessings, or eat a gun.



I'm not preoccupied with it buddy. So I should kill myself for asking? Maybe it's time for an ARFCOM time-out.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 6:39:21 PM EDT
DOOMED, this thread is doomed I say!
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 6:41:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DocBrooks:

Originally Posted By FLAL1A:
People who spend time worrying about which term is applied by others to the things that most distinguish them should just kill themselves. They obviously have no purpose in living. I have got an absolute assfull of Indian/Native American/Indigenous Person; Black/African-American/Person of Color; Midget/Little Person/Whatever; Latino/Hispanic/Whogivesashit. Fuck 'em. If they have time to yammer about that shit, they should count their blessings, or eat a gun.



I'm not preoccupied with it buddy. So I should kill myself for asking? Maybe it's time for an ARFCOM time-out.



Apparently you have at least one issue best resolved by a period of quiet introspection.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 6:53:48 PM EDT
midgets are awesome!
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 6:55:24 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 6:59:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/9/2006 7:00:46 PM EDT by deej86]
I just refer to them as little people or short people. Yes I'm PC.


Edit-I agree with the poster that stated that people probably prefer to not be labeled.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 7:17:50 PM EDT
MIdget is a descriptive term of the physique, not an insult (as it is used by me) or a descriptive term of the value of the person. For pete's sake, just chill.
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This reminds me of an evil scheme I have pondered: there are minimum lengths on rifles, as we know... Could a midget sue under ADA to have these specific length requirements removed? A rifle that met the usual ATF minimums would be way too large for some of the shorter midgets walking the country.

Do midgets shoot at all? What guns do they use? I have only ever known one such person, and they had no interest in shooting. I don't know if that was because they just didn't anyway, or if there were no suitable arms. Smaller-caliber revolvers would be possible but any pistol that fed through the grip would probably be out. And of course rifles would all be way too long.
~~~
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 7:20:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Floppy_833:
MIdget is a descriptive term of the physique, not an insult (as it is used by me) or a descriptive term of the value of the person. For pete's sake, just chill.
------
This reminds me of an evil scheme I have pondered: there are minimum lengths on rifles, as we know... Could a midget sue under ADA to have these specific length requirements removed? A rifle that met the usual ATF minimums would be way too large for some of the shorter midgets walking the country.

Do midgets shoot at all? What guns do they use? I have only ever known one such person, and they had no interest in shooting. I don't know if that was because they just didn't anyway, or if there were no suitable arms. Smaller-caliber revolvers would be possible but any pistol that fed through the grip would probably be out. And of course rifles would all be way too long.
~~~



Hmmmmmm. Plaintiff sues Defendant United States and demands entry of judgment allowing him unrestricted possession of unregistered and untaxed short barreled rifles as defined by law and says. . . .

Bwahahahahahahahaha!
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 7:21:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FLAL1A:
People who spend time worrying about which term is applied by others to the things that most distinguish them should just kill themselves. They obviously have no purpose in living. I have got an absolute assfull of Indian/Native American/Indigenous Person; Black/African-American/Person of Color; Midget/Little Person/Whatever; Latino/Hispanic/Whogivesashit. Fuck 'em. If they have time to yammer about that shit, they should count their blessings, or eat a gun.




No, no, no! That feeds the anti-gunners.

Jumping off a cliff is much preferred.
It's hard to outlaw cliffs and/or jumping.
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 2:04:15 AM EDT

Hmmmmmm. Plaintiff sues Defendant United States and demands entry of judgment allowing him unrestricted possession of unregistered and untaxed short barreled rifles as defined by law and says. . . .

Well, no. That would still require special permission on an individual basis, and (if they made such an allowance for people under a certain height) that would involve measuring the height of applicants--a demeaning process in itself. If the law requires that the minimum length for longarms be too long for midgets to use, then that is a discriminatory law, isn't it?
~
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 4:47:48 AM EDT
If I say "little people" I have to say it with an Irish accent and have a sudden urge to dance a jig barefoot in the heather.
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 4:52:16 AM EDT
lawn ornaments
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 5:50:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Outsider_10fp:
fuck you tall motherfuckers!!!

Shorty, squatdog, what else, how about " wanna play handball on the curb with me?"
what about "hey, can ya grab that for me, I cant bend over my stomach gets in the way, and besides you dont have to go so far down. Thanx can you pass it UP to me"

FUCK ALL OF YOU!



Squatdog is an inside joke here. Do a search and you'll see what it's about. You'll get a kick, I'm sure.. No offense intended, just implied.
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 6:54:26 PM EDT
Dwarves, Hobbits...
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 7:01:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/10/2006 7:01:34 PM EDT by cruze5]
WEE-MEN
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 7:06:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By deathdealer1488:
the female ones are fuckdolls. the males are good for making a porno funny





Link Posted: 1/10/2006 7:16:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/10/2006 7:23:56 PM EDT by Ndenway]
midgets and antique furniture, wasn't it Randy Newman that had the song "Short People"

"they got little hands and little feet, they drive little cars that go beep beep beep, yeah, short people got.. no reason to.........dadadada"


besides I'm bout tired of all this PC , I just call'em as I see'm anymore, besides it happens in all races and cultures, my aunt is full blood Shawnee and she's only 3'11" tall, but both her daughters are normal height.

MLW>"<
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 7:21:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FLAL1A:
People who spend time worrying about which term is applied by others to the things that most distinguish them should just kill themselves. They obviously have no purpose in living. I have got an absolute assfull of Indian/Native American/Indigenous Person; Black/African-American/Person of Color; Midget/Little Person/Whatever; Latino/Hispanic/Whogivesashit. Fuck 'em. If they have time to yammer about that shit, they should count their blessings, or eat a gun.



Holy shit. Tell us how you really feel.

No, really. Are you just fed up today, or are you always holding back on some profound, to-the-point post like this?
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 7:21:38 PM EDT
Little Midget People?
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