A year-old New Yorker with dwarfism secretly videotaped the way people treated him for a day. The results were appalling. In just one day, Novick caught several people snapping cellphone photos of him, and recorded even more people making rude and insensitive comments—some right to his face.
I t was one of those moments when you wish the ground would open up beneath your feet. The strikers outside the Hotel Maria Cristina in San Sebastian were in socialist heaven - the sun was shining and the stars in town for the film festival were having to make their own beds while the chambermaids outside feasted on trays of homemade pintxos, Basque tapas, and drank from flagons of fizzy txakoli brought to them by their supporters. A samba beat was being hammered out on the picnic tables of the picket line and rumours were flying that Sean Penn was about to join them in solidarity with their protest at not being paid the agreed national wage increase by the hotel's new American owners.
The Little People of America association says the word midget is just as offensive as a racial slur. They want the Federal Communications Commission to fine TV and radio stations that allow the word to be broadcast on public airwaves. The request comes after an April episode of a reality TV show. What do you think?
Lewis initially made the comment in a radio interview on Monday night and then apologized to Manziel and the Browns for what some saw as an unnecessary insult toward an opponent. On Tuesday, Lewis issued another apology, specifically to little people who may have been offended by what he said. I since have read about this issue on the Little People of America website.
To save this word, you'll need to log in. Explore the year a word first appeared Dictionary Entries near midget mid-front Midgard midge midget midget golf midgetism midget submarine Statistics for midget Look-up Popularity Time Traveler for midget The first known use of midget was in See more words from the same year Keep scrolling for more More Definitions for midget midget. Entry 1 of 2 : a person who is much smaller than normal Hint: In the past, this word was not considered offensive.
In the strip, Rat is talking to Goat about how certain words fall out of favor for more politically correct or gender-neutral terms. The culturally obsolete terms, Rat says, include "maid," "stewardess," "secretary" and "midget. Post editors were with Pastis … right up until "midget.
But is that true? Maybe a few squeaky wheels find it problematic, but does anyone think teenagers playing a sport in the midget division are openly mocking dwarfism? And what, pray tell, is the correct terminology for those born with such an affliction?
Midget from midgea sand fly  is a term for a person of unusually short stature that is considered by some to be pejorative. It may also refer to anything of much smaller than normal size, as a synonym for "miniature",  such as a midget cella midget crabapplea midget submarineMG's MidgetDaihatsu's Midgetand the Midget Mustang airplane ; or to anything that regularly uses anything that is smaller than normal other than a personsuch as midget car racing and quarter midget racing ; or a smaller version of play or participation, such as midget golf ; or to anything designed for very young i. Merriam-Webster dictionary states that the first use of the term "midget" was in