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    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by Chaos Inc., Jul 23, 2014.

    I need a different word than this. It's got too many connotations in porn and I don't want that.

    I'm using it to describe a crayfish.

    "Inside the cage a couple mudbugs flopped around. They were about the size of his hand and had two long pincers outstretched from a girthy thorax. Its tail was short and segmented and flared out at the end. "
     
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    Let me thesaurus that for you... is girthy even a word?
    Girth is a type of.. size or something like circular or round. You wouldn't say squarey or spherey.

    Just change it to large, wide, or something similar.
     
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    John Holmesy?
     
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    Rotund or portly, perhaps.
     
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    Going with plump.
     
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    Portly! For the win!
     
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    Hmmm... Ok. But that would not be my choice. Plump brings to mind things that are squishy and soft. Babies are plump. Sausages are plump. JMO, though. ;)
     
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    Eric Cartmen is also plump, albeit only festively.
     
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    Cylindrical and substantive: girthy biceps
     
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    Swollen? Are we still talking about a thorax?
     
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