QUOTE(s_s @ Apr 24 2007, 05:38 AM) [snapback]2899809[/snapback]
I'm from Australia, I'm not a 'bangman' because I'm a girl, and nope I'm not Sylheti-although I have an aunt who is from there, and cousins who are half- not that it really matters.I'm Bengali Australian.
And Jagger thanks for the welcome!
Fine, how about Bangwali?
If not Sylheti, then are you a Dhakaite or Chittagonian?
QUOTE(ExpressYourself @ Apr 24 2007, 06:07 PM) [snapback]2901007[/snapback]
5'10-5'11 still looks average to me. I would consider anything above 6 to be tall, IMO. 6 ft is borderline, depending on how you carry yourself and how you look. Some people, who are 6 ft, slouch and look shorter. Same thing goes for guys that are 5'10. The ones that slouch and become rounded end up looking like they're 5'8.
~5'9 is the average height in Britain and America.
I always slouch whenever I'm sitting down, like now for example.
QUOTE(jiggyiggy @ Apr 25 2007, 05:06 AM) [snapback]2902510[/snapback]
Just curious, are the older generations in all of your families shorter than the younger ones? Almost all of my adult male cousins are over 6 ft, the shortest ones are me at 5'10" and another cousin at 5'7". Only my dad and a couple of my uncles are taller than 6ft. Desis just seem taller in the States than in India where most dudes I noticed were about 5'8"-5'10".
Nutrition makes a big difference. Very few people in my parents' generation are 6 ft, and are probably 5'7-5'8 ft average. Most of the 2nd generation kids on my dad's side are about 5'11-6 ft average (and happen to be dark). Most of the 2nd generation kids on my mum's side however are about ~5'9 average (and happen to be whiter).