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View Poll Results: When is a girl no longer "little"?
Age 6 0 0%
7 1 1.20%
8 3 3.61%
9 5 6.02%
10 10 12.05%
11 9 10.84%
12 20 24.10%
13 11 13.25%
14 5 6.02%
15 2 2.41%
16 1 1.20%
17 1 1.20%
18 2 2.41%
It depends on the individual girl in question 9 10.84%
Other etc. (you know the drill) 4 4.82%
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Old 05-25-2012, 05:06 PM
John DiFool John DiFool is offline
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At what age is a girl no longer considered "little"?

Inspiring thread.

I say 10 (double digits)-many are often going through a huge growth spurt at that point.
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Old 05-25-2012, 05:12 PM
Maggie the Ocelot Maggie the Ocelot is offline
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13 I think. Though as I get older, it gets harder to think of people in their early twenties as anything other than children...
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Old 05-25-2012, 05:15 PM
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Littleness is a fuzzy concept, so it doesn't obviously make sense to talk about a cutoff age.
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Old 05-25-2012, 05:17 PM
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I voted "It depends." Generally, 11-12 or thereabouts. If she's hit menarche, she's not a little girl any more.
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Old 05-25-2012, 05:47 PM
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If it's about puberty, I was a 'little girl' until I was nearly 15. And I'm still only about the size of a 12-year-old.

Usually I think of 'little kids' as the 10-and-unders.
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Old 05-25-2012, 06:12 PM
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In a practical sense, I consider any female who is too young to be a "teen girl" or a "woman" to be a "little girl". At least here in the US, 13 is commonly considered to be the beginning of the teen years, so I consider a girl to become a "teen girl" and cease to be a "little girl" at 13. Also, the threshold to becoming a "woman" is anywhere from 18 to 20 depending on context and the relationship you have with the "girl". A 19 year old could be considered as a woman (as she is over 18, the standard age of adulthood in the US), but can also be considered a teen since "nineteen" is a "teen".
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:03 PM
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Nice to see a normal distribution in an IMHO poll, for once!
Let us know when you've figured out the mean and the SD.
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:46 PM
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Depends.
One of my daughters or an unrelated young woman?
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:54 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by robert_columbia View Post
In a practical sense, I consider any female who is too young to be a "teen girl" or a "woman" to be a "little girl". At least here in the US, 13 is commonly considered to be the beginning of the teen years, so I consider a girl to become a "teen girl" and cease to be a "little girl" at 13. Also, the threshold to becoming a "woman" is anywhere from 18 to 20 depending on context and the relationship you have with the "girl". A 19 year old could be considered as a woman (as she is over 18, the standard age of adulthood in the US), but can also be considered a teen since "nineteen" is a "teen".
See, I add in another category, the preteen. This puts the limit at 10. Although I won't use the term about girls who have already started puberty.
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Old 05-25-2012, 11:08 PM
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I voted 12, but really it's 10-12 depending on the girl.
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Old 05-25-2012, 11:37 PM
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anyone a third of your age is little. so if you're 30, 10 is little. if i get to live to 90, i get to call anyone 30 years old or below little.
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Old 05-26-2012, 12:35 AM
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I think it depends on the girl in question. I know I was 5'6 when I was 10 (long story on why I remember that height at that age); I doubt that qualifies as "little."
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