I give you a reminder of a calming visit to zooborns; which can cure almost all grouchy tendencies on those days you may not wish to have them! I have myself benefited greatly from a quick visit to this page today; where little tiger-cub-chan here has so aptly expressed my current touchy mood!
On a strange but fat-related note; is anyone else bothered by the grammatical tendency to now lump the words “overweight” and “obesity” into the category of nouns? Obesity, sure, alright. You’ve created a new term from “obese” and turned it into a noun. But “overweight”?! Isn’t that an adjective? As in: “A person’s body can be deemed ‘overweight'”? “Overweight” by and of itself should not be capable of forming the subject of any normal sentence, right?
The quote which brings this to mind: “Overweight and obesity are major risk factors for a number of chronic diseases, including diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Once considered a problem only in high income countries, overweight and obesity are now dramatically on the rise in low- and middle-income countries, particularly in urban settings.” from the World Health Organization’s page on obesity.
Maybe it is just one of the small steps towards normalizing entire concepts upon which to wage political war that go mostly unnoticed.