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Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by DigMe, Jul 23, 2005.

  1. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Just went and saw Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with the wife tonight. At the end of the movie a midget came in to clean out the theater. I kid you not.

    brad cook
  2. I saw a midget firefighter once. Small suit. Small helmet. Small boots. I was more concerned with him that the apartment 4 doors down that was burning.

  3. Iruleonbass


    May 29, 2005
    New York
    Isn't midget offensive? Just letting you guys know, im not one, but there can be some on this forum, so watch out for the mods.
  4. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan

    Midget. oh snap.


    "height disinclined"


  5. Better than refering to them as "Mini Me's"

  6. Tash


    Feb 13, 2005
    Bel Air Maryland
    Or chasing them around a mall shouting "Sing the oompah-loompah song!"
  7. Thats one thing I don't get.

    How is midget negative and "little person" not.

    "Hey, I'm not sasquatch! I'm a disgustingly huge giant person! Get it right!"
  8. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    No. Only if you mean it like "Haha, he's a midget!"

    There's a big difference between being a midget and being a dwarf. Too often they're lumped together. But yes, "midget" is a perfectly cromulemt term.
  9. Had that happened to me................I would be dead now.
  10. Superdave


    Apr 20, 2003
    St. Louis, MO
    So, what's a dwarf?
  11. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    I prefer the term "space efficient".
  12. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    i remember in fifth grade, during the "health" segment of class, we were looking at our health textbook...

    which explained the differences between midgets and dwarves, at which point my teacher said, "it is very important to know the difference between midgets and dwarves." (of course he said that ironically.)

    anyway, to answer your question... no idea. ...something about their bodies being the normal size but the appendages are smaller than usual? :oops:
  13. A perfectly corpulent term?
  14. Ericman197


    Feb 23, 2004
    Midgets are normally proportioned short people. I'm not exactly sure what the cutoff height is... I beleive it's somewhere around 4'11".

    Dwarves, on the other hand, are abnormally proportioned. Their long bones stop growing before their short bones. This gives them their characteristic appearance: big head with short arms and legs. It also means they don't live very long: they have back problems due to their growth disorder.



    Notice the short arms and large head.
  15. Arthur U. Poon

    Arthur U. Poon

    Jan 30, 2004
    SLC, Utah -USA-
    Endorsing Artist: Mike Lull Custom Basses
    I remember when I was very young my big brother's used to tell me at the dinner table "If you don't eat your veggies, you'll grow up to be a midget!". :eyebrow:

    True story.

    "Vertically challenged"?

    - Art
  16. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Nope, cromulent.

    Ericman -- spot on.
  17. :D
  18. nonsqtr

    nonsqtr The emperor has no clothes!

    Aug 29, 2003
    Burbank CA USA
  19. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    You've been hiding lately, haven't you?
  20. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    Charlie and the Chocolate factory had KILLER basslines and songs. So much fun.