You know why midgets prefer the term little people? It’s because “little people” is basically ridicule proof. No joke could ever withstand the insertion of “little people” in it. Once you say “little people” it’s just not funny anymore. a) it takes way too long too say (too many syllables) b) it describes in exact detail what you’re referring to (so there’s no room for imagination or connotation) c) it’s such a diminutive term that it automatically evokes sympathy. In sum, it’s yet another brilliant move by the little people.