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I read that as, "men with six packs are quite wonderful".

I agree.
Well, a lot of them think they are, so some are bound to be right ;-)
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Old 26.10.2010, 17:10
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Old 26.10.2010, 17:13
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A.. Sundial Ouchboy??
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Old 26.10.2010, 17:24
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Re: Men are embarassed by their pot bellies

Did you know that the wonderful English language has a word for belly button fluff??

Itīs called a "pledget" . Not many people know that

What other language can boast that then eh? eh?



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Blokes my age wear their Ned's with pride. Its taken a lot of hard work and serious investment to get them to the state they are in. Has the added benefit of lowering the centre of gravity for skiing, along with a very useful storage function for energy for when civilization finally breaks down. Accumulated belly button fluff arising consequentally can also be used to knit yourself handy wollen garments for the fierce swiss winters....the ladies know this is a sure sign of a prosperous and stout mate, and flock like bees to golden syrup.
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A.. Sundial Ouchboy??
Think about it... Hard...
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Think about it... Hard...
That would produce a different type of sundial...
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Old 26.10.2010, 17:27
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That would produce a different type of sundial...
It would only make it High Noon.
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Old 26.10.2010, 17:59
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Interesting that the male "Pot bellies" are only seen from an aesthetic point of view. I wonder if some girls could name also some other practical advantages

Alright... I'll weigh in on this...

I generally prefer guys with a bit of "padding" but still fairly fit looking. Height is less of an issue, but then again, I'm only 5'4" (163cm) so it's pretty uncommon to find guys shorter than me anyhow.

However, one of the guys I'd... er... "dated"... in the past had been a pretty big guy, big enough to make me look and feel delicate by comparison.

All I will say is that in certain positions, his body size was a definite advantage. Of course, others were not so advantageous but still. If one has a preference for those which were in his favor, all the better.
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Did you know that the wonderful English language has a word for belly button fluff??

Itīs called a "pledget" . Not many people know that

What other language can boast that then eh? eh?
Now that is something I had never heard before. Nice to learn new stuff!
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Old 26.10.2010, 18:05
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Did you know that the wonderful English language has a word for belly button fluff??

Itīs called a "pledget" . Not many people know that

What other language can boast that then eh? eh?
Thats just become my random trivia fact of the week, what an awesome word.
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Old 26.10.2010, 18:08
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Re: Men are embarassed by their pot bellies

Well I believe it is slang. The word's original meaning is for an absorbent medical pad.

Having said that, going back to the belly fluff meaning, there sure are loads of pledgets on this forum.

But thanks for the new word to be used when I admire my tummy and its contents.
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Hmm now you mention iot, if I google "pledget naval fluff" it turns up nothing. Boooo...
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Old 26.10.2010, 18:13
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Hmm now you mention iot, if I google "pledget naval fluff" it turns up nothing. Boooo...
Maybe you should google 'navel fluff'. But I am curious for the results of your your search ... gay servicemen? ... ???
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Old 26.10.2010, 18:14
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Re: Men are embarassed by their pot bellies

try navel!! with an "E"
or a dictionary
i never tell porkies
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Old 26.10.2010, 18:16
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Did you know that the wonderful English language has a word for belly button fluff??

Itīs called a "pledget" . Not many people know that

What other language can boast that then eh? eh?
It's typical to male belly button (less frequent on female belly buttons) not because of the pot-shape belly but of the hairy nature of it.

Word is nicer than "ombilical fluff" in french (peluche ombilicale).
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Old 26.10.2010, 18:32
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Itīs called a "pledget" .
It has a broader, more common use than that though, doesn't it?

If you pointed at both an artificial disk of fluff and the contents of someone's belly button and said, 'Pledget!', we wouldn't know which you were referring to.
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Really depends on what you mean by a "little bit of sport". People generally overestimate the calories burned by sport and under-estimate the calories eaten. So they go to the gym, run a few km and do a couple of biceps curls...and then have a huge sandwich and protein shake afterwards, as they have deserved it and hey, it's healthy, right?
Well, it only depends on your type of metabolism.

For example: A generous meal at McD can contain even more than 3000 kcal. If you run 10 km you will barely burn few hundreds. For me cardio is sh**t and it's also time consuming...Why to maintain my heart beats on the same level for 60 minutes if I can do it much more faster?
If you push your body to it's limits you will burn the calories incredibly fast. Use the biggest weights you can manage, of course if you are a men (so that you are able to perform NO MORE than 7-8 reps. in one serie). Reduce the breake between repetitions to minimim (try to relax only for 10 sec.). Do this for 2-3 times/week for more than 3 months and you will definetly see the results. If you continue like this and you maximize the break duration between reps your muscle mass will increase. Otherwise, if you just want to lose weight and to get some definition, just reduce the break to 10 sec. and always use the maximum you can lift for no more than 7-8 reps. (each exercise should have at least 3 series of repetitions)


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You can tell by the body language.

And here the food is quite fattening (but good) & like the Swiss too, the most popular drink is beer which in the end, unless you regularly exercise, it is so easy to have a bit of a spare tyre.

Anyway, no matter how you got it if you have one, I would take a good guess it is not exactly something you are proud of.
My OH has a fast growing one. He is not proud of it but not embarrassed either. And definitely does not do anything to get rid of it!
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