In high school people used to refer to me as "Amazon Ashley" "Oger" "Jolly Green"
After the movie Duece Bigelow came out I'd hear such remarks as "That's a big bitch"
My favorite though was when I was teaching at the Preschool. All the tables and chairs are extra tiny for all those little legs. It was at the end of the day when the parents were coming to pick up their children. I had tripped over some of the blocks and came a tumbling down. I knocked over tables, chairs and even a book case. One of the dads starting laughing hysterically and made a comment about the movie "Attack of the 40 foot woman" I'll never forget it. It was pretty funny... after the bruises healed anyway. And from that day forward he always made some smart ass remark.
Mostly I get 'Big Fella' which I'm personally very happy with! My Mum would have been delighted that the following phrase has been immortalised on the Internet - she was called "six foot and a beanpole, Gaffer Sale's lass". The six foot and a beanpole should need no explanation but her Dad was known, in their Yorkshire town, as Gaffer Sale (her maiden name), hence the Gaffer Sale's lass bit. I hope that makes sense!!
I've heard a bunch too...El Gigante, Shaq, sasquatch, Jolly Green Giant, Too Tall, Jumbo, Tiny (haha, so freakin funny), Shorty,...and on and on.
One of the funniest things that's ever happened to me happened when I was 16 or 17. I was in a grocery store and a little boy (about 4 or 5) was running down an aisle and when he turned the corner he ran smack dab into my knees and hit the floor. When I bent over to help him up and make sure he was ok, his eyes got huge and he looks at me and says "Are you a giant?" just as innocent as could be. The funniest part was his mom walked up just in time to hear him and had this look of complete and utter embarassment on her face....lol. She apologized over and over, but it didn't bother me.
I'm 6'6.5" with an extremely narrow frame and a lanky build at 120 lbs. I am called "a tall drink of water" often... but I really have NO IDEA what that is supposed to mean! Do people want to drink me?
I've also been called "Stretch"... "Beanpole"... "Twiggy"... "Sticks"... "Toothpick".
Nobody has ever really given me a nickname about my height. Weird. Most people just say..."hey...you're tall...."
Captain obvious. But I'm only 6'6" and my older brother is 6' 11" so I've always felt like the "short one" anyway.
Recently I was at an event filling out paper work or something. I was bending way down to a small table. A guy came up and was commenting on my "winter clothes." It was warm but I just flew in from a way colder place. So I turned and started laughing WITH him and slowly stood up straight. He was about 5' 6ish. His eyes got real big, he looked straight up at me and said, "sorry dude", shot the guy at the desk a scared look, then turned and walked off. We had a nice laugh at that one.
A few years back I had the tendency to dye my hair a bright red colour which prompted the nickname "Big Red". I know it wasn't meant mean, because I know the guy who came up with it had the hots for me, but I would have preferred "TALL Red" :-)