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Date: Jun 28 2007

Topic: Vocabulary

Author: Michellita


Have you watched the documentary film by Morgan Spurlock called "Supersize me"? No!? The film talks about the supersized portions of food sold by a fast food restaurant. According to Spurlock, "Super Size Me is one man's journey into the world of weight gain, health problems and fast food. It’s an examination of the American way of life and the influence that has had on our children, the nation and the world at large".

But, how did he choose this name for the film? Check it out!

Supersize (also Supersized) - adjective

It all started with a particularly large portion of French fries at a well-known fast food restaurant. But supersize portions of food lead to supersize people and supersize health problems. Supersize people need supersize homes, drive supersize cars, and shop at supersize shopping malls. We now live in a society where things are not just large, but excessively large, or supersize.

"Supersize beds, wheelchairs, hoists and commodes are being installed in Hawke's Bay Hospital, Hastings, to cope with a growing number of obese patients..."

(Hawkes Bay Today, New Zealand, 16th June 2005) 



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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I've watched it 2 years ago. The man didn't stop his experience (eating supersize menu for 1 or 2 months i can't remember) even when doctors tell him to do so.

He had kidney problems and he even felt depressive.

Good movie 

10:29 AM Jul 19 2007 |


johnSuper Member!

United States

very good movie

05:15 PM Jul 02 2007 |

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