Low-Slung As Body Description

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Dec 9 06:59:57 UTC 2007

>From time to time, I've come across "low-slung" as a description of a
woman's breasts, but I'm a leg man, as it were, myself. In my youth,
that is.


On Dec 5, 2007 11:30 AM, Doug Harris <cats22 at frontiernet.net> wrote:
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> Today's LA Times has an article
> http://www.latimes.com/features/la-fo-hanukkah5dec05,0,6791657.story?coll=la
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> in which a local chef is described as "a charismatic man, with a big,
> low-slung presence".
> I thought that was a particularly interesting way to describe a
> male who's either pear-shaped or trunk-shaped, as it appears from a
> photo that the subject of the quote is.
> (I could be said to fit the same description -- or the one suggesting
> I'm not too heavy, just too short.)
> Google produces numerous examples of low-slung in reference to pants
> (trousers) low enough to reveal sizable acreage of underwear or more
> than most of us want to see of Larry the Cable Guy's too-mentionable:
> The "butt crack". But NO references to low-slung as a body describer.
> (the other) doug
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