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Fatness

Bagstock, Major
corpulent army officer. [Br. Lit.: Dombey and Son]
Challenger, Professor
amusing and opinionated scientist of notable rotundity. [Br. Lit.: The Lost World]
Domino, Antoine “Fats”
(1928– ) popular singer of the 1950s, nicknamed for his size and shape. [Am. Music: Misc.]
Double, Edmund
loves to eat; represents the Fattipuffs. [Children’s Lit.: Fattipuffs and Thinifers, Fisher, 100–101]
Eglon
obese Moabite king; sword engulfed by adiposity. [O.T.: Judges 3:17–22]
Falstaff
“that swoln parcel of dropsies.” [Br. Drama: Benét, 339]
Five by Five, Mr.
obese subject of song by Gene DePaul and Don Raye (1942). [Am. Pop. Music: Kinkle, 1, 379.]
Gleason, Jackie
(1916– ) heavyweight TV comedian. [TV: “The Jackie Gleason Show,” “The Honeymooners” in Terrace, I, 402]
Humpty Dumpty
“egg” in Mother Goose who, among other things, alludes to fatness. [Children’s Lit.: Mother Goose]
Joe (“Fat Boy”)
sole employment consists in alternately eating and sleeping. [Br. Lit.: Pickwick Papers]
king and his ministers
“large, corpulent, oily men.” [Am. Lit.: “Hop-Frog” in Portable Poe, 317–329]
Limkins, Mr.
large gentleman with “a very round red face.” [Br. Lit.: Oliver Twist]
Minnesota Fats
(Rudolph Walter Wanderone, Jr., 1903–) world champion billiard player easily recognized by his fleshy physique. [Am. Sports: Misc.]
Robbin and Bobbin
“eat more victuals than threescore men.” [Nurs. Rhyme: Baring-Gould, 33]
Snuphanuph, Lady
obese visitor at Bath. [Br. Lit.: Pickwick Papers]
Tweedledum and Tweedledee
two little fat men who quickly get out-of-breath. [Br. Lit.: Lewis Carroll Through the Looking Glass]
Wolfe, Nero
detective whose obesity makes him reluctant to leave his office. [Am. Lit.: Herman, 119]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Interrogating how fatness is framed as kakoethos in the logics of the obesity epidemic, for instance, turns our attention away from fatness as an individual trait or fault--even as a biological characteristic--and toward how "who is categorized as fat is a social decision (in the same way that categorizing who is disabled is a social decision)" (Herndon, 2002, p.
Based on our experience with critical language teaching (Crookes, 2012, 2013; de Urzeda Freitas, 2012; Hawkins & Norton, 2009; Janks, 2010; Jordao & Fogaca, 2012; Kubota, 2015; Kumaravadivelu, 2012; Norton & Toohey, 2004; Okazaki, 2005; Pennycook, 1999, 2001; Pessoa, 2014; Pessoa & de Urzeda Freitas, 2012) and on the first authors experiences as an individual who lived his adolescence as a fat person, we aimed to develop this research by bringing the themes fatness and beauty standards to the English language classroom.
About overweight, fatness and use of smoking, Dr.Kashif Shaikh informed that other risk factors for heart diseases included the use of smoking and alcohol, obesity, taking salt frequently, lack of exercise and stress as well as the family history heart attacked.
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For example, Dawes opens the book with three chapters that thoughtfully chart the trouble early medical practitioners had with even deciding what constituted an overweight child because there was no standard process for measuring the fatness of a child.