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Mannequin Bodies, By Country

One of the most hilarious aspects of teaching is having the opportunity to absorb the latest teen slang. It’s endlessly entertaining!

In the Boston Public School in which I worked for five years, one of many slang words for a nice, plump rear end was: a fatty.

“Oooh, she got a fatty!” girls would squeal as one modeled her tight jeans.

A flat body type mannequin in Vietnam.
A flat body type mannequin in Vietnam.

And what about the stereotypical flat Butt? Ah yes…

“Psht –“ scoffed one opinionated student while eying a particularly skinny derriere, “That ain’t a fatty — that’s a flat-ty!”

I invite you, on your next travel escapade, to examine the curves of the local mannequins.

In Brazil, the clothing dummies had “fatties” to the extreme. The skintight, red Brazilian jeans hugged some serious plastic badonkadonks. Even in urban areas back in Boston, the mannequins are increasingly curving out.

So what about the window displays of Vietnam?

Check out the photo from Hanoi, above. Dear former student, Ericka, I can hear your comment now. :)


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Vivian G.

Friday 13th of April 2012

HA! That is really funny! The slang "fatty" is rather strange, though. But, throughout my years of growing up in an urban area I've heard other weird slang terms for a woman's bottom: booty, butt, buttcase. The list could go on! I love how in America and Brazil our "average women" usually have big rear ends and in Vietnam the mannequins bottoms are a lot smaller than those of the mannequins in America or Brazil. This definitely goes to show that there is diversity among all areas of the world.

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Wednesday 26th of May 2010

David said... Asians got a**! I'm living proof.

October 29, 2009 1:45 PM

Lissa Goncalves said... Lol this is to funny and so true when you really think about it but its true im starting to see some asians with ass! lol

October 30, 2009 3:07 AM

Oliver said... Costa Rica:

October 30, 2009 5:26 AM

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