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Subject SensitivityPlay
Discussing someone's weight requires sensitivity; 'overweight' can be taken as an insult if not approached carefully. SlideIt's impolite to tell someone they're overweight without a good reason.
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Cultural VariationPlay
Perceptions of what is 'overweight' vary among cultures; always consider the cultural context. SlideIn some cultures, being slightly overweight is seen as a sign of wealth and prosperity.
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Not Always NegativePlay
While often viewed negatively, 'overweight' can also imply robustness or a sturdy build in certain contexts. SlideThe sturdy table was somewhat overweight, but it could hold a lot of weight without issue.