"Lord, if I can’t be skinny, please let all my friends be fat” is a jocular saying that has been printed on many gift items, such as T-shirts, buttons, bumper stickers and posters. The saying has been cited in print since at least 1998 and is of unknown authorship.
“My New Year’s resolution is to help all my friends gain ten pounds so I look skinnier” is a similar saying.
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# 470 - LORD, IF I CAN’T BE SKINNY PLEASE LET MY FRIENDS BE FAT
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Lord, if I can’t be skinny, let all my friends be fat.
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3. Lord, if I can’t be skinny, let all my friends be fat.
Women and Dieting Culture:
Inside a Commercial Weight Loss Group
By Kandi M. Stinson
New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press
Recently I spotted a bumper (Pg. 86—ed.) sticker that read, “Lord, if I can’t be thin, let all my friends be fat.”
29 April 1983, Augusta (GA) Chronicle, “Undoing what’s done is job of Legislature” by Bill Kirby, pg. B1, col. 4:
PRAYER FOR TODAY: “Lord, if I can’t be skinny, let all my friends be fat.”
I Fail to Miss Your Point
By Jim O’Bryon
Longwood, FL: Xulon Press
Bumper Sticker: God If I Can’t Be Skinny, Let All My Friends Be Fat
Optimize Your Life!:
Interactive Worksheets CD Edition
By Bernhoff A. Dahl
Bangor, ME: Apellicon-Pearson Press
Lord, if I can’t be skinny, please let all my friends be fat.