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starr33
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posted October 01, 2009 05:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for starr33     Edit/Delete Message
What is considered short for a woman? I asked one of the nurses I work with to measure my height, and it came to 5'3 and 3 quarters. I always assumed under 5'4 was considered short. Am I short?

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blue moon
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posted October 01, 2009 05:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for blue moon     Edit/Delete Message
Yes. You are short.

But you are taller than me.

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Dee
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posted October 01, 2009 06:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dee     Edit/Delete Message
i'm 5'1

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starr33
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posted October 01, 2009 06:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for starr33     Edit/Delete Message
Thanks. Should I shop in the petites? Do you two?

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Musette
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posted October 01, 2009 06:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Musette     Edit/Delete Message
In the US, fashions tailored for women 5'3" and under are "petite." You might want to give petites a try just to see if the length works better on your frame. I know a woman who is 5'5" who buys petite tops because her torso is a little shorter than average. As for if you are culturally "short," the average height of an adult woman in the US is 5'3.9". Different ethnic groups have their own averages, but that number is across all groups.

One of friends is 5'1" and she has a t-shirt that says, "I'm not short. I'm fun-sized."

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starr33
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posted October 01, 2009 07:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for starr33     Edit/Delete Message
Fun-sized. That's cute. The problem is that I have a huge rack. Depending on weight and bra manufacturers it ranges from 38C-40D. I guess I'll just mix and match.

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pire
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posted October 01, 2009 07:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pire     Edit/Delete Message
you know, im 6'3, male obviously, but i realise only when people tell me that i'm tall, otherwise i don't notice. there are some good and bads:

in a concert, sometimes i can see slightly better, not always because the guy in front is just as tall or more; it is often a problem cause i'm aware that i prevent people behind to see anything;
often i knock my head in lamps in people's house. how many times, well, until i remember on
the positive side i can easily reach the top shelves in shops

it's hard to be unnoticed when u are tall, you kind of become self conscious, although u feel safe in most threatening situations.
getting clothes is alright but shoes it's often a pain; i do 46 in french size, which is the threshold of big sizes, if i needed only 45, then the choice would be much more important, i manage to find some though, it's just that the style comes in second when you have to choose Between only a few pairs

i eat more too, my mum used to tell me when i was growing up that it's better to have me in pictures than at the table
i try to watch out that habit i'm 86 kg and that's fine like this
on the plus side i can do physical work without problems (but i love cooking and sleeping)

i notice it only when people tell me


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koiflower
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posted October 01, 2009 07:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for koiflower     Edit/Delete Message
I am 5ft 1 and a half inches!!

I never noticed how short I was until my mid twenties. Suddenly I realised I was left out of conversations at parties when people would only look at the people they had horizontal eye contact with.

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T
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posted October 01, 2009 08:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for T     Edit/Delete Message
I'd say that's considered short. I'm @ five' six and i think that's average. I can wear some petite shirts but not really their pants. Yes, you might want to shop the petites sections.

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GypseeWind
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posted October 01, 2009 08:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GypseeWind     Edit/Delete Message
HAH!

I am five feet and 1/4 inch. Yes, I claim that dang 1/4 inch from hanging upside down from monkey bars, thinking it would stretch me.

*here's a glimpse into shortdom...

* innovative but sometimes imperfect inventions on reaching things. EX. The Salad Tongs. You need something from the cupboard which is too high, (they are ALL too high) so you get out your salad tongs and perfect your skills in robotics. *note* plastic ones will break, over and over, thereby dropping soup cans on your head, so just invest in the metal ones and get that over with.

* Lamp and fans pulls. You can't reach the chain, again your too lazy to go get the step ladder, so what do you do? Sweat in the darkness? Freeze in the light? NO, you attach annoying hangy things to the chain, that would drag on Pire's head, just so you can have the God given right to see and not burn up in your home.

* The constant short comments. "Did you know your short?" NO, I never noticed, thanks for enlightening me. By the way you have ugly knees.

* The Bathroom Mirror. Can never see your whole face, therefore should not be responsible for grievous makeup errors.

uggg, I could go on, but why? No one listens to short people!!!!!!

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starr33
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posted October 01, 2009 08:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for starr33     Edit/Delete Message
Gee, koiflower, that still doesn't happen to you does it?

Hey, someone should start a thread on How ascendants effect height in the astrology section!

pire and GypseeWind, you've given me an idea what its like on both ends of the spectrum.


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Azalaksh
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posted October 01, 2009 09:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Azalaksh     Edit/Delete Message
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFmv22ghzQw

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AcousticGod
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posted October 01, 2009 09:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AcousticGod     Edit/Delete Message
I have to wonder how long you've wondered if you're short.

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Glaucus
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posted October 01, 2009 09:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Glaucus     Edit/Delete Message

5'3 is perfect height for a woman that I like to be with.

I am 5'11


Raymond

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"Nothing matters absolutely;
the truth is it only matters relatively"

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koiflower
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posted October 02, 2009 01:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for koiflower     Edit/Delete Message
hey starr33! It doesn't happen to me anymore, and I put that down to living in a different city/country than my hometown. I think my hometown has some serious social issues going on....

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blue moon
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posted October 02, 2009 04:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for blue moon     Edit/Delete Message
Petite trousers - yes.

Advantages? A Frenchman once taught me the expression "elle suce debout", but it wasn't Pire.

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pire
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posted October 02, 2009 05:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for pire     Edit/Delete Message
star33 glaucus, and many other guys find girl this size attractive.

gypseewind, the mirror thing is true for me too. lol

blue moon, that's quite advantage.

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Yin
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posted October 02, 2009 08:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Yin     Edit/Delete Message
"she sucks standing up", BM?

I'm 5'3"

They have a saying where I come from:

"Tall women are for show only, short women for everything else "

Gypsee babe , you made me laugh again

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GypseeWind
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posted October 02, 2009 09:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GypseeWind     Edit/Delete Message
Zala, I'm too scared to click its Randy Newman isn't it?

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katatonic
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posted October 02, 2009 09:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for katatonic     Edit/Delete Message
that clip should be in the polanski thread!!

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Azalaksh
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posted October 02, 2009 09:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Azalaksh     Edit/Delete Message
Yeah it's Randy Newman

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GypseeWind
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posted October 04, 2009 06:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GypseeWind     Edit/Delete Message
Yin, I'm totally jacking your hometown homage to short women. Thinking broad here, t-shirts, bumper stickers, the whole nine yards. (:

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