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View Full Version : What's the difference between a midget and a dwarf?


Jules Winfield
04-18-12, 02:51 PM
Is it that one is for tossing and the other isn't?

Meglos
04-18-12, 02:55 PM
Dwarves are for tossing. Midgets are for eulogizing.

Bandoman
04-18-12, 02:58 PM
A midget's body is proportioned normally, but is smaller than the average human. A dwarf is smaller, and has disproportional body features (short legs, large head).

Wait...you did want a serious answer, right?

Navinabob
04-18-12, 03:07 PM
About $30

The Infidel
04-18-12, 03:09 PM
About 20 screen credits on IMDB.

Dr Mabuse
04-18-12, 03:14 PM
A bit of fauxrage and possibly a rant from some self-impressed lightweight.

clckworang
04-18-12, 03:20 PM
A midget's body is proportioned normally, but is smaller than the average human. A dwarf is smaller, and has disproportional body features (short legs, large head).

Wait...you did want a serious answer, right?

You can never be really sure, can you? :lol:

RunBandoRun
04-18-12, 03:26 PM
I remember reading a book about the making of the Wizard of Oz, and the author noted that since it is now possible through amniocentesis to detect, and in some cases treat, the anomalies that cause proportionate dwarfism, it has become exceedingly rare.

kgrogers1979
04-18-12, 03:57 PM
Midgets are halflings (D&D) or hobbits (LotR). They are shorter than dwarves. Halflings/hobbits are about 3 feet tall on average, generally fat and lazy as well. They can sleep up to 16 hours a day.

Dwarves stand a bit taller, about 4-4.5 feet tall on average. They proud themselves on growing elaborate beards (and even female dwarves grow beards). They are generally very hard workers and typically live in mountains. Dwarven forged weapons are some of the strongest weapons.

That's probably more info about LotR and D&D than you ever cared to hope for...

nando820
04-18-12, 04:26 PM
In Peru we are all short so Americans call us midgets

Rockmjd23
04-18-12, 04:26 PM
What about gidgets?

TomOpus
04-18-12, 04:30 PM
What about gidgets?You like them, you really do like them!

The Bus
04-18-12, 04:33 PM
Midget Fonda

wishbone
04-18-12, 04:37 PM
<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/1roFUstPDA4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Mrs. Danger
04-18-12, 04:40 PM
Evidently they can tell the difference, and that's all that matters.

kvrdave
04-18-12, 04:49 PM
Telling my wife I invited over a midget and a live chicken for our sexy time is hot. Telling my wife I invited a dwarf and a live chicken will make her think I'm a freak.

Hokeyboy
04-18-12, 05:30 PM
I don't particularly care for this gay sounding "Little People/Person" descriptor instead of "midget", which apparently is the "n-word" equivalent.

"Little Person" sounds degrading, demeaning, patronizing, and silly.

But a DWARF! I think beards, mead, axes, precious gems, and kicking kobold ass. I'd so much prefer to be called a "Dwarf" than a "Little Person", meself.

The Cow
04-18-12, 05:38 PM
Is it still okay to say "Munchkin"?

devilshalo
04-18-12, 06:10 PM
At first glance, I was wondering why this thread was comparing dwarves and squidget. :shrug:

movie diva
04-18-12, 06:27 PM
Does it matter, they both scare me.

movie diva
04-18-12, 06:29 PM
Midgets are halflings (D&D) or hobbits (LotR). They are shorter than dwarves. Halflings/hobbits are about 3 feet tall on average, generally fat and lazy as well. They can sleep up to 16 hours a day.

Dwarves stand a bit taller, about 4-4.5 feet tall on average. They proud themselves on growing elaborate beards (and even female dwarves grow beards). They are generally very hard workers and typically live in mountains. Dwarven forged weapons are some of the strongest weapons.

That's probably more info about LotR and D&D than you ever cared to hope for...

Someone needs to come out of the basement for the day. :lol:

Josh-da-man
04-18-12, 06:30 PM
I don't particularly care for this gay sounding "Little People/Person" descriptor instead of "midget", which apparently is the "n-word" equivalent.

"Little Person" sounds degrading, demeaning, patronizing, and silly.

But a DWARF! I think beards, mead, axes, precious gems, and kicking kobold ass. I'd so much prefer to be called a "Dwarf" than a "Little Person", meself.

I agree. "Little person" has always sounded condescending to me, like Oh, look at the cute little person! [pats him on the head].

andicus
04-18-12, 07:22 PM
http://dula.tv/embed.php?file=the-office-midgets-and-dwarfs.flv

edstein
04-18-12, 08:06 PM
They're called Little People you racists!

Hokeyboy
04-18-12, 08:14 PM
They're called Little People you racists!
http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lp2b9ndxzj1qh6vszo1_250.jpg

He's club-fucking-footed, you asswipes!!

Quack
04-18-12, 08:15 PM
<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/1NvgLkuEtkA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Goat3001
04-18-12, 08:29 PM
Do any little people post on this forum?

crankyman
04-18-12, 08:44 PM
more dark meat.

Hokeyboy
04-18-12, 08:45 PM
Ack-Ack!

rexinnih
04-19-12, 11:48 AM
Do any little people post on this forum?

No, they can't reach the keyboard.

kgrogers1979
04-19-12, 12:05 PM
No, they can't reach the keyboard.

They can use mini netbooks. Its like a full sized laptop to them.

Charlie Goose
04-19-12, 12:41 PM
Do any little people post on this forum?

No, Santa keeps them pretty busy.

Solid Snake
04-19-12, 12:43 PM
I just call them little fuckers.

Buttmunker
04-19-12, 03:04 PM
I think the real question is, what was Gary Coleman considered, if anything?

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRt5a8oy-X6LQ4tdIwIcB4XskCziJSeWfk1OBRgcWipDjTOfj-5

I don't seem to remember him having the tag of "midget" or "dwarf."

Obey The D
04-19-12, 03:10 PM
They can use mini netbooks. Its like a full sized laptop to them.

Think about what they save on Apple products. Why get an iPad when you can grab an iPod touch and save several hundred bucks!

foofighters7
04-19-12, 03:16 PM
Buttmunker, He was genetically engineered for the show, if my memory is correct. When the script came in for the show in 1970, they went to work creating the perfect lil' feller (black of course, so he can look up to 'the man' for all his life and even more importantly, need his help, especially with those pesky 'high' shelves. Anyway, I digest, 6 embryos later they had the perfect candidate.

Interesting fact, embryo 4 ended up with his own show too although his catchphrase, "Bubbles and me have talked and we think we should all be in separate beds", never quite caught on.

d2cheer
04-19-12, 03:21 PM
Well apparently you can spank off to midget porn. I don't recall <strike>seeing</strike> hearing about any "dwarf" porn. So there is that.

Larry C.
04-19-12, 03:39 PM
Don't ask me I'm still trying to figure out the difference between a Jules Winfield and a Buttmunker thread.

Numanoid
04-19-12, 04:11 PM
This girl is a little hot:


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