Alli Snow (allisnow) wrote,
Alli Snow
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Hey mylo1012, this one is for you ;)

Ananova says there's a group in Holland that wants to ban the word 'thin' from the dictionary because it's insulting to underweight people.

The group, called Small Intestines Anonymous, claims to represent people who struggle to put on weight. It says the word 'thin' is a term of abuse used by 'fat over-rulers' to put down slender people.

The organization wrote to a Dutch dictionary publisher demanding that it omit the word from reference books and plans to present a 3,000-name petition on the topic to the Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Sciences.

You know, this would be funny if-- well, let's be honest. It is funny. But it's also just one more example of the kind of fragile-egoed, crybaby wimps our culture -- whether it be here or there or whatever -- is bringing up. It's sad.
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