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fatosphere

  • an Internet blog community that blogs about overweight/obese acceptance. Derived from the term "blogosphere" which is the collection of all blogs.
                                                                                                                                                 

    Citation from "A Brief History of The Fat Acceptance Movement", Time.com, Dan Fletcher, Jul. 31, 2009 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Oct 07 2009. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Jul 31 2009.

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shpos

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Stroke Belt, The

noun - uncountable

  • an area of the southern United States where strokes are especially common.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

    Citation from "Why Are Southerners So Fat?", Time.com, Claire Suddath, Jul. 09, 2009 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Jul 25 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Jul 31 2009.

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throw (one's) weight around

verb

  • to take advantage of one's influence.

    (Note that the example sentence is using the expression as a pun - "throwing one's weight around" doesn't imply anything about being overweight or obese.)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

    Citation from "A Brief History of The Fat Acceptance Movement", Time.com, Dan Fletcher, Jul. 31, 2009 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Oct 08 2009. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Jul 31 2009.

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