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Slim vs. Skinny

Slim vs. Skinny

When describing people, why is the word slim is a more polite way of saying skinny? Why is being a skinny child a bad thing?

Tiny…Little…Slight…Bony…Gangly…Lanky…Underweight… 

 

All of these words have a negative connotation. Let’s talk about that last one: underweight.