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Does the quote"You can be either fat and jolly or a skinny bitch" ring true to you?

Asked by Adirondackwannabe (36612points) May 18th, 2011

I was discussing this quote with someone and we were trying to think of exceptions to this generalization. Does it hold up or can you think of a bunch of exceptions? This is meant as a light question. Don’t get all excited by it.

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wilma's avatar

Not always, but sometimes it does. It’s hard to be jolly when you are hungry.

Blackberry's avatar

Of course not, and it’s actually one of the dumbest quotes I’ve heard lol.

janbb's avatar

Of course not.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I think it’s a bunch of BS.So there! :)

marinelife's avatar

No, it makes absolutely no sense and holds not a grain of truth.

Besides that, I have never heard it before.

SavoirFaire's avatar

The only place I’ve heard this quote is from a television show (The Big C).

Cathy: You can’t be fat and mean, Andrea.

Andrea: What?

Cathy: You heard me. If you’re gonna dish it out, you gotta be able to lick it up. Fat people are jolly for a reason. Fat repels people, but joy attracts them. Now, I know everyone’s laughing at your cruel jokes, but no one is inviting you to prom. So, you can either be fat and jolly or a skinny bitch. It’s up to you.

The context here is very specific. Cathy is saying that skinny people can get away with more while still maintaining a certain kind of popularity, not that the two traits literally go together.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

I think the quote is stupid, frankly. It makes assumptions of people based on size and makes no sense at all. Besides, I’ve been fat and skinny but have remained mostly a bitch regardless.

MilkyWay's avatar

<——- Skinny, funny, jolly. Not a bitch.

TheIntern55's avatar

The people on the Biggest Loser aren’t jolly because they’re fat. In fact, the only person who really is fat and jolly is Santa and he scares me.

Facade's avatar

Of course not

laureth's avatar

Not at all. I’m a fat b’tch. ;)

stardust's avatar

Have to agree with @Blackberry. It’s ridiculous

Neizvestnaya's avatar

No way. I gained weight a few times and wasn’t jolly at all, I was MISERABLE. Being skinny makes me happy, not at all bitchy because I like my physique and don’t worry about anything I put on as far as clothes go, being body conscious takes a backseat to other more fun or important stuff.

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

In the context that @SavoirFaire mentioned, I think it’s quite a brilliant quote in regards to how life and people will treat you. But I think the context is really key to understanding the quote.

rooeytoo's avatar

@laureth , heheheh ga!

I am skinny, somedays I am cranky (bitch is so sexist, although I don’t really consider it an insult, I love most female dogs) but most days I am happy!

I think the statement is false and sexist.

OpryLeigh's avatar

No, I’m slim but not a bitch and I can still be jolly. I think it depends on your relationship with food. Some people treat food as a hobby, my best friend is a prime example. She is around a UK size 16–18 and the jolliest person I know, she lost a lot of weight a few years ago and got right down to a size 10. She was MISERABLE because she loves food and was eating a lot less than she was used to. She has allowed herself to gain the weight again and claims to be much happier. I, on the other hand, do not love food in the way she does. For me, food is fuel rather than a hobby and so my appetite isn’t very big. I eat enough to give me the energy I need and that’s it. I am also happy with my body.

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