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    Re: "Midget pickles"

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    The company was quite gracious, I will give them credit where due. Though I think they just weenied out.
    I think you're probably right.
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    Re: "Midget pickles"

    I thought midgets and dwarfs were two different things. It's a little strange that "dwarf" is ok but "midget" isn't. Dwarf makes me think of Snow White.

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    Re: "Midget pickles"

    Woman doesn't like midget pickles.

    I knew size mattered.

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    Re: "Midget pickles"

    Dwarf pickless it is then

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    Re: "Midget pickles"

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    The "Midget" was a product of the previous century.
    Most men progress, but not all.
    Mini - not a good name for a motor vehicle , I'd never buy one.
    And neither is "midget" a good name , but it MAY have been , 100 years ago..
    Things change , for most.
    Progress my pink pimplely hairy butt. Getting offended at the word midget is NOT progress. Far from it. More like regression. By the way they still make the Mini as in Mini Cooper which is a screaming little automobile.
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    Re: "Midget pickles"

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    I thought midgets and dwarfs were two different things. It's a little strange that "dwarf" is ok but "midget" isn't. Dwarf makes me think of Snow White.
    A midget is a normally proportioned little person. A dwarf has disproportionate body parts.
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    Re: "Midget pickles"

    For kicks, I'd actually like to learn the origins of why "midget" is an offensive word. I wonder if it started with wrestling, or if it had older roots than that.

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    Re: "Midget pickles"

    Midget used to be an acceptable term. I guess "little people" is what is preferred now.

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    Re: "Midget pickles"

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    For kicks, I'd actually like to learn the origins of why "midget" is an offensive word. I wonder if it started with wrestling, or if it had older roots than that.
    A site I just found attributed its becoming a slur to P.T. Barnum days and his circus of midgets & freaks. 1800's.
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    Re: "Midget pickles"

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    A site I just found attributed its becoming a slur to P.T. Barnum days and his circus of midgets & freaks. 1800's.
    Interesting. Thanks Mags.

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