You my Midga.
Roger Ebert has published a fascinating bit of correspondence between himself and Daniel Woodburn (a Little Person most known to me for his role on Seinfeld). Woodburn takes Ebert to task for using the word “midget,” and Ebert uses it as an excuse to educate himself and us on the history of the word. Did you know that historically “dwarfs” and “midgets” were entirely separate classifications of Little People? I sure didn’t. I admit, though, that I don’t perceive a lot of negative connotation in “midget,” but I’m willing to give the guy the benefit of the doubt.

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