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Subject: Re: What You Should Know Before Going To America Date: 12/18/2008 2:05 PM
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* Ladies: if you shop for clothes, ask for where to find [English] "petite". It means normal sized. Ladies who are petite may have difficulty finding clothes which fit in America, except at specialty shops.

LOL! My foreign born wife (European) must as well buy her clothes in specialty shops, since, in America, "average" is now "large," and "petite" seems to mean short and overweight.

I noticed there is a popular woman's shop here in America entitled "Dress Barn," which sums the situation up nicely....

--JC
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