The following is loosely translated from French:
Me: So, what else do you want to ask the American [pen pal] class?
10-year old French student: Are you fat?
Me: That’s not a very nice question- and it’s also a stereotype.
French student: Write it, write it!
Me: They’re going to think French students are very impolite.
French student: OK fine. Then put, “Are you fat or thin? We are thin.”