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Re: Your Height

Unread postby Mitsunari » Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:04 pm

I used to be bang on 6ft (183cm), but uhhhh...I literally checked just now, 3 times in total; how the fudgery plop did I lose a solid quarter of an inch?!

Oh great, first the grey hairs, then the wiry nasal hairs, then the bloody penchant for comfy slippers...now this: premature shrinking!

Next it's the driving gloves and tweed cardigans, I know it...
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Re: Your Height

Unread postby Shu Ryorin » Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:59 pm

A quarter of an inch isn't that bad; I found out in December that I'm a full inch-and-a-half shorter than I had thought. Apparently I was measured wrong back in high school and no one bothered to check since. :/
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Re: Your Height

Unread postby SunXia » Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:01 pm

Doesn't your back shrink in a way as you grow older?? Like the vertebrae gradually recede in distance between them that's why you get many old ladies with humps??

Last nurse that checked me I'm 5'5'' but one before that like months 5'6'' and considering the amounts of time I have had to have surgery and such I have to get measured a lot!! Of course my height or the varying of it never concerned them, my high blood pressure being in pain and all, did, every time!! "Go have a cup of tea then come back" as if that would change anything!!
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Re: Your Height

Unread postby Mitsunari » Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:05 pm

SunXia wrote:Doesn't your back shrink in a way as you grow older?? Like the vertebrae gradually recede in distance between them that's why you get many old ladies with humps??

Last nurse that checked me I'm 5'5'' but one before that like months 5'6'' and considering the amounts of time I have had to have surgery and such I have to get measured a lot!! Of course my height or the varying of it never concerned them, my high blood pressure being in pain and all, did, every time!! "Go have a cup of tea then come back" as if that would change anything!!


Yeah I've heard of that explanation before, mmmm, lovely vertebrae erosion...now all I can think about is vertebrae grrrrrrinding together noisily and fragmenting, blargh!

Oh all of the UK's pressing issues and torrid hardships are instantly resolved with a nice cup o' tea! Example:

''Oh fffff...Mam!!!!''
''What, love?''
''Dad's accidentally decapitated the neighbour whilst trimming that big hedge out the back!!!''
''Ooooh never...tut, I'll put the kettle on, love!''

That has probably happened a few times, somewhere in the UK.
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Re: Your Height

Unread postby Zhuanyong » Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:33 pm

You guys aren't old enough to be shrinking!!! :oops: (denial, denial.... denial...)

Maybe I'm not 6'1" anymore... I'm not going to check either.
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Re: Your Height

Unread postby Zyzyfer » Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:18 am

Mitsunari wrote:Yeah I've heard of that explanation before, mmmm, lovely vertebrae erosion...now all I can think about is vertebrae grrrrrrinding together noisily and fragmenting, blargh!


That's haawwwt. :lol:

Old ladies with humps, it is a bit too common with much older Koreans, it often gets chalked up to a calcium deficiency (osteoperosis).
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Re: Your Height

Unread postby Mitsunari » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:35 pm

Zyzyfer wrote:
Mitsunari wrote:Yeah I've heard of that explanation before, mmmm, lovely vertebrae erosion...now all I can think about is vertebrae grrrrrrinding together noisily and fragmenting, blargh!


That's haawwwt. :lol:

Old ladies with humps, it is a bit too common with much older Koreans, it often gets chalked up to a calcium deficiency (osteoperosis).


I know, wow, they should have a porn niche for this kinda stuff, right? :lol:

Hmm, yes my late Grandmother suffered terribly with her back and after surgery to remove a crumbled vertebrae, the stooping effect on her posture induced a slight 'hump'.

I was pondering over height earlier and, in some cases, a person of either gender can appear 'deceptively' tall or short i.e their actual height is misjudged due to their actual body shape.

Someone like myself, who's ostensibly 6 feet tall (the lost fraction of an inch is dead to me lol) is perceived as being taller than 6 feet, mainly due to how my legs appear proportionally longer than someone of a medium height. Yet, in the past, when I've had a few periods of carrying excessive weight, I'm perceived as being shorter than 6 feet...maybe because I resembled Ram-Man from Masters of the Universe, admittedly. Top heavy, wide and dumpy. :lol:

It just struck me as odd, how a perception of height can be wrong, based on our own inherent parameters of how a taller or shorter person should appear.
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Re: Your Height

Unread postby Ayame » Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:45 pm

I'm about 5 ft 7.5 in. I still feel like I'm short sometimes, but nobody else seems to think so.
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Re: Your Height

Unread postby Zyzyfer » Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:47 am

I just realized I never posted my height, I think. Was too busy contemplating grinding vertebrae. :lol:

6 feet/183 cm basically. A little sad because my dad was like 6'4" but my mother was very short and dragged me down with her a bit.

Mitsunari wrote:I was pondering over height earlier and, in some cases, a person of either gender can appear 'deceptively' tall or short i.e their actual height is misjudged due to their actual body shape.


Yes I suppose I can see that. I have always felt kind of lanky myself, although I am not actually all that, um, light, at nearly 90 kg. :lol:
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Re: Your Height

Unread postby Mitsunari » Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:09 pm

Zyzyfer wrote:I just realized I never posted my height, I think. Was too busy contemplating grinding vertebrae. :lol:

6 feet/183 cm basically. A little sad because my dad was like 6'4" but my mother was very short and dragged me down with her a bit.

I have always felt kind of lanky myself, although I am not actually all that, um, light, at nearly 90 kg. :lol:


Oh it's a mesmerizing concept isn't it, so much so, retail security all over the globe should integrate a measure that will broadcast a 'sickening, ear-pinchingly-noisy, but somehow quite enchanting Vertebrae-Grinding' -type recording over the load-speaker system, in the event of monitoring a petty thief on CCTV who's about to fill his pockets with Haribo and cutlery, thereby deterring him successfully!

Now, THAT would work.

I know exactly what you mean, mate; I'm the same height as you, with the same apparent lankiness and 'lean' physique that belies my healthily stocky build - I weigh in at around 87kg. Technically, by clinical standards, I'm actually overweight. :lol:

Even when I was lighter in weight, at 82kg, people thought I was sick! I was like, ''Uhh, I'm nearly 13 and a half stones actually'' to which the usual response was a disbelieving expletive.
Like you, I just have a naturally higher body mass than the clinical curve swears by. In this country anyway.
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