Is the word manlet as a pejorative only used by posters with a Napoleon complex?

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  1. nanika Brown Belt

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    There is a lot of hate for shorter fighters and it seems short people in general here on sherdog. people here love to call 155 and below fighters "manlets" because they do not fit the american archetype of what an athlete should look like.

    ironically many of these posters who love to use the word "manlet" are supporters of conor mcgregor, a man of below average stature himself. In the western world, the average white male is 5' 10". conor is certainly not 5 10.

    so are people who hate lower weight class fighters and using the term "manlets" to describe professional fighters on an internet forum most likly under the average height of a western male themselves?
     
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  2. Readybodisready Black Belt

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    Conor gets a pass because of his body type and posture. Straight posture with long legs and a V taper make him appear as tall as 5'10 and up normal humans.
     
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    why sherdog trends gets so trendy confuse me, this one included, but they do. my guess is it's the whole "sheeple" thing. like Sexyama; it was moderately funny until every other new fan started using it stupidly.

    here's the deal; everyone made just as much fun of 135 and 145 as they did 125, until those divisions became entertaining. 125 isn't entertaining yet. it will be soon, and then everyone will follow it and pretend they always did.

    why it's not entertaining yet is subject to much debate. for another thread.

    the word 'manlet' is nothing more than the latest insult craze, sherdoggers are sheep who follow (e.g. my 'sexyama' reference), and soon it will die off. it's more telling to me that fans are so willing to insult fighters in the first place.
     
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  4. sissypunch limp wrists of fury

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    only a manlet would make a thread like this.
     
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    Mainly; most men's definition of "manlet" is: "anyone smaller than I am". Which is why the only useful, the only true, non-wussy definition of "manlet" is: "anyone smaller than Shaq O'Neil". If people are going to use the term "manlet" they should stick with the gold standard: manlet = smaller than Shaq.

    On a side note, its pretty interesting that MMA is the only sport in which fans talk about manlets. What that says about MMA fans is I think pretty hard to miss. More seriously, I think its mainly used in an ironical sense, as a running gag.
     
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  6. The bad boy Double Yellow Card

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    Insecure manlet detected

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    why is the average american height so short and weight so heavy?
     
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    I'm torn.

    On one hand, I believe all people should be respected equally and no pejorative should ever be used in a world where love and compassion steer the actions of men and women and all in between, because for me, this is our higher aspiration as a spiritual specie in our pursuit of becoming a unified whole for final ascent.

    On the other hand, it's a funny word.
     
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    That post is so 5'4" TS
     
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  10. tasticles Black Belt

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    I have a thick skin. I would call people manlets even if I was a manlet myself. It's not that offensive. It's just saying little man. I have been picked on about my beer gut, I don't cry myself to sleep over it.
     
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  11. YodaBonZelda Booty Problems

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    I clicked the link in your signature and it was literally the worst music I've ever heard. It's one thing to write/perform it, but to listen to and promote it says heaps about your personality.

    Goth-boi-clique? Really? lmao

    lmao

    Don't @ me lmao
     
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    The real question here is what does pejorative mean?

    Asking for a friend
     
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    It's a favourite of the idiot bro-jocks who populate this place.
     
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    WHEN I DIE BURY ME WITH ALL MY ICE ON
     
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  16. YodaBonZelda Booty Problems

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    Oh dear.. You're actually retarded. My deepest apologies for coming at you in such a disgusting manner.

    Carry on, little buddy.

    [​IMG]
     
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  17. shertardinho more pix plz

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    shut your dirty manlet whore mouth TS
     
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