6 June 2011

Loony Comments

We get quite a lot of comments on here, and I do read them all with great enjoyment, and I have picked out some of the more unique ones. These are insightful and amusing and some slightly wacky. Is that really the reason Asians have longer torsos? Do our limbs stop growing at the onset of menstruation?

“Bloody hell, I'm looking at this pic of all these top models and thinking I see proportionally leggier girls every day at the train station lol.”

 “Anytime you lose weight, it makes the torso look less big and the legs look longer. You can really see it in extreme cases. For example, the morbidly obese always look like they have very short stubby legs. When they lose weight, it seems like their arms and legs grow longer.”

“Sometimes, I think it's what us, women, prefer or like in ourselves. Like long painted nails, eyebrow shapes/plucking, huge hooped earrings. All very intense intra-gender competition.”

“A guy friend once remarked to me that a short waisted girl often looked under developed to him kind of pre-pubescent girl. And it's true, while the limbs grow prior to puberty, it's during puberty that the torso grows and becomes more womanly.”

“When we grow, our long limbs grow first (our legs and arms) and then our spine last. Actually in women, usually after our first period, the only part of our body that grows vertically is our spine. This is why pre-teens are often quite leggy and gangly looking.”

“The angle of women's legs from the hips can actually make women's legs look longer than they are from the front.”

“Asians usually have a long torso due to their vegetarian style since ancient times. They have long intestines to digest vegetables which makes their torso long.”

“About longer intestines, I've read an article about it on an Asian website, regarding the difference between Agricultural Tribe (East-Asians) and Hunting Tribe (Europeans). It is same as animals, such as Goat and Lion. Goats have long intestines to digest leaves.”

“The Hunting Tribe had to have shorter intestines because meat (food) rots inside the intestines, and would cause them to be sick if they had long intestines. But the Hunting Tribe is muscular which works for athletics/bodybuilding.”

“Do you think the lack of the waistline is because of the shortness of the torso, or because a lack hips and curves?”


  1. Wow... that last one...

  2. i wish there were more frequent entries on this blog

  3. Hey, what's about Brittany Snow? Isn't she shortlegged as well?

  4. Haha I am Asian and I think that the torso one MIGHT be true. Although my legs are just slightly shorter than my torso, it is true that a lot of Asians have short legs. However, I know quite a few Asians that have amazingly long legs. For example, Sooyeong or Yoona from the girl group SNSD. :)

  5. Yoona has short (but skinny) legs and a long torso. Look at her more closely and you'll see. None of SNSD members have amazingly long legs, even Soo-young (she has a proportional body). By the way, their photos are usually photoshopped a lot, making their legs look way longer than they really are.

  6. Yeah, SNSD Yoona does have short legs! I kept noticing her short legs..but looks longer because they are so thin. Her torso is like 91cm, it was shown on one of Hello Baby episodes. Plus, her neck is quite long (as I just discovered on the web haha). So, technically, she's all body and less legs..lol.