Heightist


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(1) A person who embraces heightism—discrimination against people based on out-of-range heights—i.e., against those who are 'too tall' or 'too short'
(2) A tall person—taller than 1.88 m/ 6’2' in men, or 1.81m/5’9' in women
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" Being on the short side has never really bothered me and I have never been heightist. Some of my best friends have been tall like Kev.
Yet why is no-one being similarly heightist over Shaun Wright-Phillips's pounds 22million transfer to Chelsea?
Mostly, though, it's a demonstration of the fact that racing's only interesting to the non-racing world when it's being funny, and that jockeys - yes, this is appallingly heightist, but the truth is what we do not flinch from here - are amusing per se, because everyone - but everyone in the big world - thinks they're only five feet tall.
A YOU mustn't be heightist, not that he is THAT small.
RESEARCH from the University of the Flaming Obvious has stated that men and women are 'heightist' when it comes to choosing partners.
Furious Brian and Fiona, who have two young sons Calum, three, and Duncan, four, lashed the councillors for being "flippant" - and accused them of being "heightist".
During a two-day hearing in Hereford earlier this month, the tribunal was told the company operated a "heightist" policy because of fears workers over a certain height would suffer back and neck injury.
And no, I am not being racially heightist. The average male in Japan is 5ft 7 and a half inches tall.
Ms Audrey Williams, of Sun Valley, whose customers include Tesco and McDonald's, denied the company had a "heightist" policy.
I think it's time I stood up for myself - and yes, I AM standing up - and demand equal rights and pay in a heightist society.
His lack of stature led to him being known as the Miniature of Sport, but let's not be heightist.
And yesterday they took the company to a tribunal for sex discrimination, saying its "heightist" policy worked against men.