By kathus - 01/10/2012 03:17 - Madagascar - Nosy-be

Today, I discovered the art of Malagasy compliments. My taxi driver made an unexpected stop in a small village. When I asked the reason for this, he responded, “We’re waiting for my wife, she’s fat just like you. I love fat women.” FML
I agree, your life sucks 550
You deserved it 58

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other cultures perspective of beauty is obviously different than others, some see skinny as negative quality.

Maybe he was offering a threesome as payment.

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Maybe he was offering a threesome as payment.

other cultures perspective of beauty is obviously different than others, some see skinny as negative quality.

Fat is just a description of a body type, no? I don't mind being called fat, but I mind being called nasty, ugly, etc... To me, it sounds like a clumsy compliment xD

I agree with #3. If you're fat, you know you're fat. Shit, I know I'm fat. The problem is being called more offensive names like ugly, nasty, disgusting, etc. Don't take it so personally, OP.

Maybe he thought. his comment sounded nice? It could have been different when said in his head. Hopefully what he said was supposed to be nice just came out wrong.

It's a compliment in some cultures, where being fat signifies being wealthy/attractive etc. It wasn't that long ago, only a few centuries or so in The UK and U.S.A that being fat was considered very attractive. Peoples definition of beauty changes from time to time and place to place.

Ahahahahah I'm just dying from this! Too bad I can't ad those one in "favs"...

I heard in some African countries having a fat wife is a good thing because it means you're a good provider.

In many poorer countries, being fat is desirable. It's a sign of wealth. Being skinny or bony like US models are is not considered attractive. He probably meant curvaceous and didn't know how to translate it.