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Re: Skinny Winnie and her sister Minnie

Posted by Woodchuck on April 03, 2003

In Reply to: Skinny Winnie posted by EC on April 02, 2003

: From where did the term "skinny Winnie" which is used to desribe very skinny people come from?

: Thanks

I think you mean "Skinny Minnie." At least, Google turned up 16 hits for Winnie and 2,160 for Minnie. I don't have any sources for you but I'll bet it's a combination of appealing rhyme and double-entendre (mini/Minnie).