Daily Archives: March 18, 2020

Love Handles!!!

The term “Love Handles” refer to the extra flab around the belly. Health conscious people try to cut this to look slim and healthy.

There are many explanations for the use of this term.

Young unmarried people are very conscious of their figure because they think that looking slim is attractive. But after they are married, their competition ends and happy couples gorge more food leading to obesity.

The term was popularised by actress Debbie Reynolds. Although she was not fat, her mother was. His father liked her mother as such.

She said in an interview

“My mother is—well—rather plump, but my dad likes her that way. He calls the excess ‘love handles.’ As a matter of fact, he’s always saying to me, ‘The trouble with you, Debbie, is you’ve got no love handles.’”

“Daddy says a woman should have curves, which he calls, in the idiom of the Southwest, love handles. Isn’t that sweet, love handles?”

Lazy Susan

According to Wikipedia, A lazy Susan is a turntable (rotating tray) placed on a table or countertop to aid in distributing food. Lazy Susans may be made from a variety of materials but are usually glass, wood, or plastic.

An example of Lazy Susan

Simple interpretation is that the lady at home must be very lazy and didn’t like to move around serving the food going from one chair to another. So this was invented to avoid this. Eaters could rotate it to scoop out the food.

During earlier times, it was also called a Dumbwaiter. Both Dumb and Lazy parts have almost similar connotations. But where from the name Susan came? It is an english name. When this contraption was invented, the name was hardly popular. So the name origin is still debatable.

Incidentally, it is very popular in chinese eateries where it made the Dimsum eating very simple.