By lorahayes - United Kingdom
Today, I was on the train listening to my iPod on shuffle. The "Oompa Loompa" song came on, and slightly amused, I started humming it. It wasn't until I noticed that the man next to me was a midget that I understood the horrified looks I was getting. FML
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By  xxGheTToGumbYxx  |  16

It's "little person", you inconsiderate jerk! :p


4- It's just a damn word. Before people became so "politically correct," midget was a perfectly acceptable and widespread word. It could be used medically too, although "dwarf" is more accurate. OP said midget because she is used to using a word from an era where people didn't deem words unacceptable.

  desireev  |  17

It's so funny because MIDGETS actually prefer to be called MIDGETS. Calling them a "little person" is like calling them a kid or saying they count as half. With my work, I have to deal with many MIDGETS and other people with disorders of the sort. It greatly pisses them off when they are called a "little person".

  Levvy  |  22

That's interesting, Disireev. I've heard from a number of sources that "little person" is the "polite" phrase, but it always sounded really condescending to me, somehow. I'm not one myself and I don't personally know anyone who is. I don't know what it's like. But just from my separated stance, I feel like I'd personally rather just be "midget" than something that sounds like I'm being called a leprechaun. I've heard at least one or two on TV, however, say they feel the things you're describing about "midget" and not "little person", so it's obvious individual prefs differ.
It's hard to be respectful of people even when you really want to, sometimes. Probably best to just ask what they prefer.

  jessthebest3  |  0

I'm a dwarf, and seriously? We aren't all one person. You cant say 'midgets prefer to be called midgets/little people. Because we all prefer different terms. You're the one being ignorant now.

By  perdix  |  29

You should have started singing, "We represent the lollipop guild" and then finish off with Randy Newman's "Short People."

I mean, you're screwed, you just might as well go all the way.

  Awsumuzzie  |  12

15, are you looking for a little web fight? Do you think it'll make you appear more masculine? If you've answered yes, then you're pathetic. If you've answered no, you're still pathetic because then that comment is deemed useless.

  Dracoboxer357  |  35

Lmao! 79, 42 ruffles your feathers with her opinions but "The A Teen" is the first guy to drop a big ol "fuck you" on the world and you don't even notice him? :D That's interesting. :)
ps: I like reading what both of them have to say, one's intelligently opinionated, the other......never ceases to amaze me, lol! :D