There’s a stigma surrounding the term “fat” that makes it more-or-less offensive, especially the nasty way it gets thrown around in today’s culture of stick-thin supermodels. So when I threw out the word “fatty” at a gaming convention a couple years back in reference to the cupcakes I was selling, I immediately felt bad because I knew that if anyone had overheard me, they may have mistaken my meaning and taken offense.
Given it’s a couple years later and I’m still thinking about it, you can see how much it has bothered me. So… I just want to clear the air and make it known how I define the term, “fatty,” because I consider myself among the ranks even though I’ve been skinny-ish my entire life.
To me, a “fatty” comes in every shape and size. It has nothing to do with obesity. Rather, it refers to those of us that love junk food and just can’t pass up a good dose of sugar (or salt, I suppose, as chips are considered junk food). Ice cream is my vice – I just can’t say no to ice cream! Cupcakes, cookies (thin mints!), candy… I love me some sugar. And popcorn… I can eat an entire regular-sized bag in one sitting. By myself.
So to sum up:
Fatty (n): a lover of junk food.