I love language and all that it entails. It comes with the territory of being a writer. And when we talk of the spoken language, well, getting fat becomes something orally interesting in more ways than one.
First a little background on all this: I took linguistics back in college, and part of the discussion there was about the sounds of words and how they reflect meaning and our opinions of ideas.
Think about the old George Carlin riff on "7 Words You Can't Say on the Radio" how m***f**er and c**s** have such harsh sounds, making them seem more menacing.
But anyway, the words used for fat often have nice and pleasant sounds "round sounds" is how my old linguistics prof would define them. They have "M" sounds and "N" and bubbling "B"s and "P"s. Plus, the vowels are often short vowels not harsh long vowels.
These words are pleasant to the ear, nicely shaped and