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(AL.com)   People in the South aren't so fat after all - turns out they lie less often   (blog.al.com) divider line 25
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2013-04-12 12:17:24 PM  
But it doesn't appear to be true, a University of Alabama at Birmingham study suggests.

What a shock. Alabama doesn't think Alabama is fat. Next up: foxes do a study that shows they never even go near henhouses.
 
2013-04-12 12:17:36 PM  
Because morbidly obese is not fat.
 
2013-04-12 12:19:49 PM  
Tess: You're a fat liar.
Danny: I only lied about being fat.

/Ocean's 350
 
2013-04-12 12:20:12 PM  
*Scans article for mention of Wisconsin*

Whew.

/'Nother round over here.
 
2013-04-12 12:20:33 PM  
And they are smarter too. And their canadian girlfriends are totally hot
 
2013-04-12 12:20:43 PM  
Meh.  America is pretty fat as a whole, and being the least fat region in America is like being the smartest kid with down's syndrome.

/no offense meant to those with down's syndrome
//or to fattys
///you fat dumb idiots
 
2013-04-12 12:22:13 PM  
I'd say this news makes me dance but that would be a lie cause it would be more of a waddle tip shuffle thing
 
2013-04-12 12:23:09 PM  
I'm shocked.  Libs make up nonsense about people they don't like in order to insult them?  Seems kinda racist to me.
 
2013-04-12 12:23:37 PM  
I grew up in Alabama. No one in my family is fat. You get heavy ridicule from the other family members if you gain ten pounds. Come to think of it I didn't see a lot of fat people. Indianapolis Indiana has the highest concentration of fatties I have ever seen. It was shocking. Many of them are also very tall. We stopped in a Golden Coral type place and it was like going to a big foot convention.
 
2013-04-12 12:26:23 PM  

Silly Jesus: I'm shocked.  Libs make up nonsense about people they don't like in order to insult them?  Seems kinda racist to me.


Poor reading comprehension by Silly Jesus?  I'm shocked.  No, not really.

\turns out, people in the South ARE so fat after all, and people in other regions lie about being fat more, so telephone surveys are skewed.
 
2013-04-12 12:30:09 PM  
The South will rise again to beat you fat assed lying Yankees!
 
2013-04-12 12:31:44 PM  
Television would lead us to believe otherwise:

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2013-04-12 12:42:28 PM  

Walker: What a shock. Alabama doesn't think Alabama is fat. Next up: foxes do a study that shows they never even go near henhouses


Even more shocking is the idea that a study that actually weighed people (the one done by UAB) came up with a different result than one that reached its conclusions by calling people on the phone and asking them about their weight.

Who would have thought people lie about their weight.
 
2013-04-12 12:42:45 PM  
Bless their hearts.
 
2013-04-12 12:48:30 PM  
Luckily the biggest corwards in the country, the residents of New York City, have their Baby Tyrant to protect them.  He will make sure they don't eat too much salt, drink too much soda, listen to their music at too loud of volume or make any decision on their own.
 
2013-04-12 12:51:35 PM  
The people who do penis size studies could have told you this from the start.
 
2013-04-12 01:45:53 PM  

Mija: I grew up in Alabama. No one in my family is fat. You get heavy ridicule from the other family members if you gain ten pounds. Come to think of it I didn't see a lot of fat people. Indianapolis Indiana has the highest concentration of fatties I have ever seen. It was shocking. Many of them are also very tall. We stopped in a Golden Coral type place and it was like going to a big foot convention.


That's some strong research methodology you got going there.
 
2013-04-12 02:26:08 PM  
People in Alabama aren't all that fat after all, only 31% of them are obese.

That is still a "trail of tears" level public health crisis, you fat f*cks, just like the article said!  Just because Kansans may be fatter isn't any reason to party or pat yourself on your jiggly backs.
 
2013-04-12 02:48:16 PM  

JustGetItRight: Walker: What a shock. Alabama doesn't think Alabama is fat. Next up: foxes do a study that shows they never even go near henhouses

Even more shocking is the idea that a study that actually weighed people (the one done by UAB) came up with a different result than one that reached its conclusions by calling people on the phone and asking them about their weight.

Who would have thought people lie about their weight.


Well, the shocking bit wasn't that people lied, it's that different people lie differently.  Perhaps what they uncovered is that it's considered less insulting to be overweight in the South.
 
2013-04-12 03:45:40 PM  
I think this just means it's more acceptable in the South to be fat, so why lie about your weight.

Southerners lie about lots of other stuff ...
 
2013-04-12 03:55:09 PM  

tomerson: Mija: I grew up in Alabama. No one in my family is fat. You get heavy ridicule from the other family members if you gain ten pounds. Come to think of it I didn't see a lot of fat people. Indianapolis Indiana has the highest concentration of fatties I have ever seen. It was shocking. Many of them are also very tall. We stopped in a Golden Coral type place and it was like going to a big foot convention.

That's some strong research methodology you got going there.


I also grew up in Alabama and I telling you he's right, there are some fat farkers in Indiana. Freaking huge. They also high one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in the the US. I think they are farkING EATING THE BABYS! They also wear kaki shorts, flip-flops and baseball caps everywhere and that is the straight chicks! The woman in the midwest look like polish men in drag. When you buy a Harley in Indiana it comes with a fat chick. The fat chick comes with a hairy mole and at least one kid.

Southern women are finer than a frog's hair split for ways and sanded. Northern woman don't have a sense of style and the majority of the skinny ones have the body of a 13 year old boy.

Here is another interesting farking fact. The KKK has more members in Indiana than most of the farking south. It was so heavily embedded in the government it was ridiculous.
 
2013-04-12 03:56:50 PM  

Egalitarian: I think this just means it's more acceptable in the South to be fat, so why lie about your weight.

Southerners lie about lots of other stuff ...


or maybe Christian folk have higher moral values than the rest of you heathenist b*stards...

or maybe we really don't give a sh*t what other people think.
 
2013-04-12 04:50:02 PM  
The upperclass women look good, and are in good shape typically.  There's a lot of social pressure, and damn does it result in some fine women.  Check out the grove during an Ole Miss game and you'll instantly understand.

The flip side however is the army of fatties in mobilized scooters clogging the aisles of Walmart.
 
2013-04-12 05:05:52 PM  

Egalitarian: Southerners lie about lots of other stuff ...


Link?

Mr Guy: Well, the shocking bit wasn't that people lied, it's that different people lie differently. Perhaps what they uncovered is that it's considered less insulting to be overweight in the South.


In all seriousness, it is probably more a combination of things.

Southerners, particularly older generations, feel obligated to be nice and that translates into a willingness to talk to people, answer surveys, etc.  The south's also the most religious and from an early age we're taught in Sunday school that lying's a sin.

Added together, those factors create an audience that will be more likely to not only answer a phone survey but to also do so more truthfully.

/We're still chubs.  Too much fried chicken and other good stuff.
 
2013-04-12 05:17:30 PM  
JustGetItRight: ...We're still chubs.  Too much fried chicken and other good stuff.

There's no such thing as "too much" fried chicken! (Fried chicken is the only "Southern" food I can't live without - the rest of it leaves me cold).

And now you've made me hungry just by that one mention, whereas the delicious grilled-cheese sammich thread merely tickled those senses.

/Was planning on picking up Oven Fry (which is like Shake & Bake) for tonight's pork chops, but now I'm feeling all chickeny.
 
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