Is 'skinny' different in USA?

Wonderob Posts: 1,372 Member
Because in UK skinny was always regarded as an insult in the same way that fat is

"She's skinny" was said in the same tone as "She's fat!"

Certainly wasnt seen as a compliment - however since joining MFP I have seen 'skinny' as being something to aspire to

"Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels" that type of thing. Often said instead of 'healthy'

Fit, slim, slender, trim, petitte, lean ....... but not skinny

Is it a generation thing (I'm quite old!) or a culture thing?