chubby is not a dirty word

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15 thoughts on “chubby is not a dirty word

  1. The awful thing is that back in those days, it was rare to see a grossly obese person as I see too often here in the US. What they considered “stout” was usually an older woman or man with a “thick” waistline. Prior to World War II, very few people own an automobile; the average person walked or took a bus or taxi to her destination, meaning everyone got a lot more exercise than they do now. Children also played outdoors, instead of parking themselves in front of a TV or computer as they do now.

    Not too long ago I read an article about how Lane Bryant had to expand their sizes because the women coming to shop there are a lot bigger than “stout” women were 20-30 years ago. One designer said she had examined a Lane Bryant dress that had been made in the 1950s, and it was tiny by today’s proportions. Women were also a lot shorter back then as well, apparently.

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    • A lot of Australian clothing, well just about all Australian clothing is made in Asia, and it took a few years for the manufactures to realise they had to relabel the clothing to fit our larger bodies. Of course we are getting larger as a nation all the time!

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  2. LOL! This reminds me of a bit from “Are You Being Served?” where Mrs. Slocombe objected to being called “stoutish,” so she informed the customer frostily that “in the trade, we call it ‘Junoesque’!”

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  3. Oh My!!!! I remember early on as a child some of the clothes were still labeled “Chubbies” but that pretty much stopped by the time I was 10.

    Teulu is HUGE for a golden. He is 85 pounds. about 39kg. He is actually really chill though in the house by now, at age 5.

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