This isn’t QUITE a story, but I got some fantastic feedback from last week’s words and I wanted to share it with you. One of my readers emailed me back feeling a bit upset that I was “fat-shaming” in my reference to the “corn-fed” young man who whisked Bethany away to Missouri.
Here’s what I wrote back to the reader:
Thank you so much for your feedback! The guy that my dear Bethany married was never fat, not even close! He was a big, burly, football player/cowboy and he was HUGE as in, linebacker! I grew up near the rolling wheat fields and farmlands of Eastern Washington, especially the enormous plateau between Wenatchee and Spokane and in high school, I always heard those HUGE wheat-farmer’s-sons who wiped the field with us in football referred to as “corn-fed” – BUT I’m guessing that times have changed and I picked the wrong word entirely. What would you suggest as better word choice? I am most definitely not interested in any kind of shaming.
What do you think? What word(s) might be a better, safer choice to describe the hearty, ruddy-cheeked, burly boy who could buck hay bales all day long and never take a break?
I welcome your response…..
What I am pondering:
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