tall short dissonance

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Abitrary, 13 Apr 2008.

  1. Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

    Imagine someone you know who is about 5 foot tall.

    Now imagine someone you know who is about 6 foot tall.

    Now imagine them standing next to each other, and what is the imagined height difference?

    It's weird, isn't it?
  2. longers

    longers Veteran

    It's about 12" usually. Not sure where you're going with this but will be interested to see where you end up.
  3. Blue

    Blue Legendary Member

    No, I 'see' a giant beside a dwarf - but then I've had one ale too many!!
  4. OP

    Abitrary New Member

    I provide the ideas longers, I've got the notion. Just wait till someone turns up with the potion.
  5. OP

    Abitrary New Member

    I see that as well, and that is what I am getting at. I'm in the middle so I can judge this sort of stuff as well.

    I know a girl from the supermarket who is 5 foot tall, and lots of people who are about 6 foot.

    But it looks like a metre in difference.

    One of the weirdest ****ing things I've ever thought of, I can tell you
  6. mondobongo

    mondobongo Über Member

    Initially I visualised giant and dwarf, then brain kicks in with the gap is not that big!!
  7. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    I once got my knob out at the chiropodists and he said, "that's not a foot"

    And I said, "no, but it's a good 8 inches"

  8. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    What would that be in ounces?:blush:
  9. buggi

    buggi Bird Saviour

    me and my work colleague Jaimina!!! she is about 5ft, i'm 6ft and we looked in the mirror and she really does look half my height. we were getting strange looks on the tube the other day!

    worse still she wears flat, i wear heels.
  10. My willy is twelve inches long but I don't use it as a rule.
  11. Amanda P

    Amanda P Veteran

    I'm 6 foot.

    Mrs Uncle Phil is 4'11".

    She almost fits in my pocket.

    Compact for easy storage.
  12. Jaded

    Jaded New Member

    Somewhere to place your pint in a busy pub. :thumbsup:
  13. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    or whilst otherwise occupied :B) xx(:ohmy::ohmy::ohmy::ohmy::ohmy:
  14. Sh4rkyBloke

    Sh4rkyBloke Jaffa Cake monster

    Manchester, UK
    I'm just shy of 6ft and Mrs Sharky is 4ft 11, you just get used to the fact that she needs a step to get on the toilet :B)
  15. col

    col Veteran

    Tsk thats nothing,im six foot,and my wife is five eleven,er doesnt matter:smile:
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