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LostInAnomie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 02:23 AM
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What would be the politically correct term to call someone with no tolerance to physical pain...
... or hardship, is physically weak, whines incessantly about normal aches and pains, etc.

I know what a perfect un-PC term for them would be, but not a PC one. Any help?
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denbot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 02:25 AM
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1. Annoying?
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Tobin S. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 02:27 AM
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2. Wimp
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LostInAnomie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 02:28 AM
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3. I've actually been told on here that is homophobic.
I don't know how, but I guess it is to some people.
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wickerwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 12:39 PM
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26. I think wimp is gender-neutral,
Edited on Sun Dec-06-09 12:45 PM by wickerwoman
but candy-ass strikes me as homophobic.

I know it's not very scientific, but the top rated definition for "candy ass" on the urban dictionary is:

"a male who is meek and timid, shows female personality traits" which is clearly sexist if not openly homophobic.

Ask yourself "why ass?" "why candy?" I'll confess I don't know the specific origins of "candy-ass" but I'd be really surprised to hear that it wasn't homophobic.

Basically, any gender-neutral ones that aren't based on the assumption that weakness is feminine or gay, like "wuss", "wimp" or "weakling" seem adequate to the task.

On edit:

Oo, interesting, nevermind then :D
CANDY - adj., Labor. 1. candy-assed. 1911 "Hampton's Mag." (Jan.) 20: Are you going to be a fashion plate, a candy dude, insult us this way.2. (of a job or the like) having pleasant or advantageous conditions; soft; easy. 1930 "D. Stiff' "Milk and Honey" 201: " 'Candy job' is the pleasant job."

CANDY-ASS - noun. 1.a. a weakling or coward - usually considered vulgar.1933 "Leatherneck": (April) 14: "Pvt. Bob McCallum, a recruit who looked like a potential fighting man when he enlisted, has been shanghaied into the clerical force and now carries the moniker Candy Ankles..b. cowardice or weakness - constructed with "the" - usually considered vulgar. 1967 W. Crawford "Gresham's War" 114: "You've changed. Got the candyass now, huh?."
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 02:35 AM
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4. Less than tough
:shrug:
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 02:36 AM
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5. Or, Candy ass
:rofl:
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bluesbassman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 02:37 AM
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6. Sorry.
As in "There goes one sorry individual".

That's how my drill sargent used to say it.
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cherish44 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 03:52 AM
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7. well I'm that kind of person and I refer to myself as a dainty flower
you know, a delicate rose, a rare fraigile blossom....
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Chan790 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 04:14 AM
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8. If I called another guy a dainty flower...
I'd almost certainly be accused of homophobia. It is certainly apt though.
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WildEyedLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 04:25 AM
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9. Wuss? Pansy?
A pansy is a flower... that's not as un-PC as the alternative of which you're thinking.

Wuss is kinda weak, but it works.
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Sky Masterson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 05:11 AM
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10. troubled maybe?
People are who they are.
If everyone handled everything the same not only would the world be bland but innovation would suffer as well.
And just calling them a _ussy is to simplistic IMHO.
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 08:42 AM
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11. I always shut these types up with "have a baby."....n/t
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 09:09 AM
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12. "A whining little baby" works for me
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backwoodsbob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 09:12 AM
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13. a wuss?
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backwoodsbob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 09:15 AM
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16. my nephew went through this
then he had a child...woke him up to the world....he went from I can't work today I have a cold...to...damned flu..I hate working with it.

He manned up big time
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txwhitedove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 09:12 AM
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14. Hypochondriac.
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 09:14 AM
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15. Pudding.
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nuxvomica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 09:19 AM
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17. A "kvetch"
It's both a noun and a verb. It can describe the person himself, a particular complaint and the act of whining and complaining itself.

Example: "That kvetch kept kvetching about his current kvetch."
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KG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 09:35 AM
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18. someone that needs some help?
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noamnety Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 11:01 AM
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19. Maybe it's not PC to label them?
It's probably enough just to say they seem to have a low pain threshold.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 11:08 AM
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20. Sarah Palin?
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lightningandsnow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 11:13 AM
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21. A person?
A lot of the people you describe do have underlying issues like fibromyalgia or depression.

Fuck, I was that person while I was spending two years of my life chronically sleep deprived.
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guitar man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 11:20 AM
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22. Candy ass
I can't think of a group that one would offend, it was my dad's favorite. :rofl:
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surrealAmerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 11:45 AM
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23. Excessively Sensitive...
... and a whiner.
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Moondog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 12:24 PM
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24. weak dick
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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 12:44 PM
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27. Republican? Of course, you'd also need to include the attributes of
lies incessantly, eager to believe any wild fantasy heard on Faux, and is generally filled with fear...
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theNotoriousP.I.G. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 01:18 PM
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28. My sister n/t
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