everyday behaviour or reactions of a
shorter man. This circular definition
is very much like the black man's
supposed "chip on the shoulder," or a
female's "penis envy".
It is a device to excuse discrimination
by blaming the recipient of that
Redneck 2: "He did? I guess that must be short man's syndrome."
Short guy steps out of a new Camaro: "Dude, look at that little man with the Camaro, Talk about compensation!"
Tall employer assigns difficult task: "My boss gives me hard jobs, but whatever, everyone has to work."
Short employer assigns difficult task: "Damn, that prick loves to lord his authority over me! He has major Short Man's Syndrome!"
Whereas if a taller man exhibited the same exact behavior, nobody would bat an eyelash.
Can have a seroiusly adverse affect on those within earshot of persons afflicted with this unfortunate condition.
- Snide, nasty bitchy comments and one-up-man-ship about anyone employed to work with/for the shortman
- Insecure behaviour, especially when others joke about small penises
- A fast car with a long bonnet
- Often seen "hanging out" at that bar, either sitting bolt upright on a bar stool or slouching in a booth, bragging loudly and buying anyone/everyone drinks and then getting really annoyed when no-one reciprocates
Jennifer: "Get a life! And grow some balls so you don't need to put others down to feel better about yourself"