Skip to main content

What is the difference between a fat and slim chance?

Best summarised in this joke: you've got two chances fat and slim - and slim has just left town.

In other words a slim chance is a remote possibility while fat chance means no chance at all.

Cassell's Dictionary of Slang
Green's Dictionary of Slang: Three-volume set

Comments

  1. This word has been redundantly used to tease many obese people: "fat chance or slim chance" of trimming down their weight. If perhaps such individuals would order and take hoodia, then maybe it would increase the slim chance of getting thin.

    ReplyDelete
  2. The two terms is pretty literal if you look at it closely, you'll get fat if you let off your own self in giving up on being slim. As we all know, it'll all depends on how a person looks at it, therefore, being healthy and energetic will rely on how a person looks at himself.

    ReplyDelete
  3. These descriptions are used abusively by children and teenagers, such that it is the usual cause for inferiority complex to develop. It is vital that parents guide children from the very start in being responsible with the words that come out of their mouth.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

What are the most quoted lines of poetry?

Why is English not the official language of England?

58 countries list English as an official language - but not the UK. The world's lingua franca or second language is not, technically, the 'official' language of its birthplace. The de factoofficiallanguage of the United Kingdom is English,[3][4] which is spoken by approximately 59.8 million residents, or 98% of the population, over the age of three.[1][2][10][11][12] An estimated 700,000 people speak Welsh in the UK,[13] an official language in Wales

Which countries do not have an official language?

According Henry Hitchings Language Wars (2011) these nations do not currently have an official primary language: UK see hereUSAthough 20 states now have an official language — see hereAustralia 80% speak English but not officialPakistan Urdu became official language in 2015 but  only spoken by 8% of population.EthiopiaAmharic is official language but most spoken is OromoSomaliaEritrea Costa Rica Why these countries?Read extended transcript on Medium 

About the English Language - Teaching Packonly £2.99