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Please List Euphemisms for Unflattering Phenomena Related to the Female Body

 
 
Reply Sun 21 Feb, 2010 04:58 pm
For a personal project I'm trying to master the language of fashion magazines targeting young women. Right now I need specific help with euphemisms for wrinkles, fat, skin blemishes, etc., which I suspect abound but escape me right now. Surely there are tons of terms similar to the following:

crows feet
muffin tops
split ends

So that last one isn't exactly a euphemism, but really any marketable term that feeds the cosmetics industry will suffice. I just need a huge list of the many things women are conditioned to believe must be covered up, hidden, remedied, and only those things that can be labeled with a concise phrase are useful.

Thank you.
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Sun 21 Feb, 2010 05:01 pm
@Gargamel,
black heads?
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Gargamel
 
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Reply Sun 21 Feb, 2010 05:02 pm
Yes, good.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Sun 21 Feb, 2010 05:04 pm
@Gargamel,
is this for a love poem?

if so, I can't wait to hear it...
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djjd62
 
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Reply Sun 21 Feb, 2010 05:07 pm
cankles
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Sun 21 Feb, 2010 05:09 pm
@Gargamel,
cottage cheese.

(i think i best quit here, while I still have female friends.)

good luck
djjd62
 
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Reply Sun 21 Feb, 2010 05:14 pm
@Rockhead,
heh, i was wondering how i could post as somebody else if i thought of more
Gargamel
 
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Reply Sun 21 Feb, 2010 05:14 pm
Excellent, gentlemen. That's exactly what I'm talking about. I've heard those terms before but I'd forgotten them.
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Sun 21 Feb, 2010 05:15 pm
@djjd62,
let's get dave to do it...
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chai2
 
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Reply Sun 21 Feb, 2010 05:26 pm
Aunt Flo
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sun 21 Feb, 2010 05:27 pm
@Gargamel,
Quote:
I just need a huge list of the many things women are conditioned to believe must be covered up, hidden, remedied, and only those things that can be labeled with a concise phrase are useful.


The face and body and hair. And legs and feet. And hands.


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littlek
 
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Reply Sun 21 Feb, 2010 05:38 pm
wattle
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LionTamerX
 
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Reply Sun 21 Feb, 2010 05:52 pm
Stretch marks.
dlowan
 
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Reply Sun 21 Feb, 2010 06:22 pm
@LionTamerX,
cellulite
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 21 Feb, 2010 07:31 pm
@Gargamel,
Frizz (as in hair)
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JTT
 
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Reply Sun 21 Feb, 2010 08:38 pm
@Gargamel,
Ears that stick out.

Is there a single word for that?

double chin, jowls, bags,

What are muffin tops? Never heard that one.
djjd62
 
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Reply Sun 21 Feb, 2010 08:40 pm
@JTT,
girls who have too much belly for their belly shirt, they get that roll around the top of the jeans

http://woodytondorf.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/muffin-top1.jpg
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Green Witch
 
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Reply Sun 21 Feb, 2010 08:44 pm
@JTT,
edited because djjd beat me to it.

Other suggestions: big boned, chubby, ashy skin (as in dry and flakey), petite (as in under 5'4"), women's sizes (as in size 14 or over) as opposed to misses (size 12 and under).
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JTT
 
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Reply Sun 21 Feb, 2010 08:46 pm
Thanks to you both, GW & djjd. It's important to keep oneself abreast of this fashion jargon.
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Dutchy
 
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Reply Sun 21 Feb, 2010 09:45 pm
@Gargamel,
Saddlebags
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