Jan 122010

(That’s ‘thicker’ in the American blues sense, meaning amply proportioned but shapely.)

Scientists say: big bottoms and thighs protect against cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Big bellies… don’t.

Lead researcher Dr Konstantinos Manolopoulos, of Oxford University, said: “It is shape that matters and where the fat gathers.

“Fat around the hips and thighs is good for you but around the tummy is bad.”

He said in an ideal world, the more fat around the thighs the better – as long as the tummy stays slim.

Coolness. I shall continue to cultivate the figure of a pre-agrarian fertility statue* secure in the knowledge that it is excellent for my health.

*Pub quiz question: What is the Greek-derived term for this type of female figure? (Archaeology buffs, sing it with me now…)

  9 Responses to “Being thicker is good for the ticker”

  1. callipygian ?

    • Close, but no cigar, I’m afraid. ‘Callipygian’ is a much kinder term, meaning as it does ‘having beautiful buttocks.’ 😉

  2. No…it meaning “perfectly shaped buttocks”.

    I would comment on that but you went and married another…..

  3. In which case can my skinny-ass wife be considered callipygian? She has the perfectly shaped buttocks of a stick insect.

  4. steatopygian

    • That sounds right. It’s the difference between ‘nice arse’ and ‘Jesus, that thing ought to come with a reversing horn.’

      • Actually I think it ought to be steatopygous – pictures of delightful Bushmen women come to mind=P

    • 10 points to nostalgic – steatopygian or steatopygous.

      As is only fitting, I leave you with this short but elegant piece of poetry as a prize:

      magnae clunes mihi placent, nec possum de hac re mentiri.
      quis enim, consortes mei, non fateatur,
      cum puella incedit minore medio corpore
      sub quo manifestus globus, inflammare animos.

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