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Old 2011-02-04, 20:25   Link #4641
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The word you want in English is probably "tenement."
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Old 2011-02-04, 21:42   Link #4642
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Tenement housing is like a super packed cheap apartment building for manual laborers.
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Old 2011-02-05, 13:51   Link #4643
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Is there a dedicated person behind Kairin or are the mods taking turns using her?
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Old 2011-02-05, 17:11   Link #4644
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Probably NightWish & his scripts.
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Old 2011-02-06, 01:31   Link #4645
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Old 2011-02-07, 11:13   Link #4646
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I've got a question that I want to consult a wider group of people..so AS is the only place I can think of to go (besides /b/ but I know that would be a disaster)

so I'm part of a group that has this fundraiser idea for some kind of game which seems to be a cross between musical chairs and bingo, and you win cake. The name of the game is "Cake walk." That sounds innocent enough, right? But I looked up it's history, and the name comes from a game that black slaves used to play. I'm afraid that using that name for our game might invite trouble or complaints.
I told the other members of the group this, and they said that I was being way to politically correct and that nobody cares, and it'll be no problem.
My position is that it would be no problem to change the name of the game, and on the off chance that it saves us a headache later, great. But they don't want to change the name.
So my question is, is it a big deal? and if so, should I insist on changing the name, or not participate if they refuse to?
I'm just not 'current' with what is not considered pc, and what is just accepted and 'OK'
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Old 2011-02-07, 11:18   Link #4647
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You said "black slaves used to play" so… what's the problem? Did that game have a bad reputation? If black slaves played cards would it be politically incorrect to play cards?
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Old 2011-02-07, 11:31   Link #4648
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it was a game played specifically by slaves to make fun of their masters (though it's been suggested that the masters were using that as a ruse to hold even more authority over the slaves)
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Old 2011-02-07, 11:46   Link #4649
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Is there any analogy to the current game you're making?
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Old 2011-02-07, 11:50   Link #4650
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besides the name, I believe there are some similarities in the game play.
Neither the current game, nor the history were very clear to me
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Old 2011-02-07, 12:03   Link #4651
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You can't solve the problem with out knowing the problem. Track down what the original game was about. If it had nothing to do with yours except for the name being similar I would agree with your colleagues that it's nothing to worry too much about.
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Old 2011-02-07, 12:17   Link #4652
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Cakewalks are decidedly uncontroversial, despite its history. You shouldn't worry about it at all, really. The legacy of slavery is, of course, a touchy subject, but thousands of things have been passed down from that regrettable era, and many simply don't arouse suspicion or anger. The cakewalk is one of them.

Of course, this is coming from the position of a person who lives in Louisiana, USA, a former slave state with a rather dark history. Take it with a grain of salt, if you wish.
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Old 2011-02-08, 12:40   Link #4653
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There are 2 french movies about parkour. IIRC the main actors is the same. The first one, again IIRC, revolved around them thieving to pay hospital fee of a kid.

I need the name for both. TIA.

Could the mods at least remove the silly tags?
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Old 2011-02-08, 16:54   Link #4654
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There are 2 french movies about parkour. IIRC the main actors is the same. The first one, again IIRC, revolved around them thieving to pay hospital fee of a kid.

I need the name for both. TIA.

Could the mods at least remove the silly tags?
You're looking for Yamakasi (Wikipedia article here). The other movies you might be looking for are District 13 and its sequel, produced and written by the same guy who wrote Yamakasi.

Good films, good films.
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Old 2011-02-08, 23:09   Link #4655
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Alright I went to a doc for a follow-up on an injured ankle. What does she mean by "the low fat ratio in your legs will cause more injuries for you in the future"?
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Old 2011-02-09, 10:13   Link #4656
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Alright I went to a doc for a follow-up on an injured ankle. What does she mean by "the low fat ratio in your legs will cause more injuries for you in the future"?
I think he must have just been jocking about you being too skinny. (Did he prescribe you junk-food?)
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Old 2011-02-09, 10:25   Link #4657
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Alright I went to a doc for a follow-up on an injured ankle. What does she mean by "the low fat ratio in your legs will cause more injuries for you in the future"?
The subcutaneous fat padding buffers against physical contact that could cause injury. Yes, you actually need in dem legs to protect against the cruel forces of nature.
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Old 2011-02-09, 10:59   Link #4658
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The subcutaneous fat padding buffers against physical contact that could cause injury. Yes, you actually need in dem legs to protect against the cruel forces of nature.
I see, but why didn't Saintess' doctor say muscle instead? Doesn't it have the same benefit, while being healthier (unless Saintess is a very skinny person, which I guess I don't know)?
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Old 2011-02-09, 11:06   Link #4659
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When he said low fat ratio I presume the doctor means that he has less fat per muscle and/or skin ratio, because a specific amount of fat and normal in the subcutaneous fascial spaces between skin and muscle/bone. This would translate to Saintess not having the expected amount of fat distributed evenly in his legs compared to other areas. Muscles have a lot of pain receptors whereas fat has very little if at all, which makes muscle useless as a physical buffer since you'd ache every time you get hit.

The thing is, if say he has a LOT of fat elsewhere like the gut and chest but little in the limbs, that's an actual disease.
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Old 2011-02-09, 16:27   Link #4660
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When he said low fat ratio I presume the doctor means that he has less fat per muscle and/or skin ratio, because a specific amount of fat and normal in the subcutaneous fascial spaces between skin and muscle/bone. This would translate to Saintess not having the expected amount of fat distributed evenly in his legs compared to other areas. Muscles have a lot of pain receptors whereas fat has very little if at all, which makes muscle useless as a physical buffer since you'd ache every time you get hit.

The thing is, if say he has a LOT of fat elsewhere like the gut and chest but little in the limbs, that's an actual disease.
I have no idea what she is talking about because I was almost half-asleep thanks to classes and an all-nighter rushing a project.

She also mentioned that if there is alot of fat elsewhere, it might be an actual disease so she scheduled me for another full-body checkup. Though I have no idea what the rest of my body has to do with my leg, which got stuck between two pieces of concrete broken drain cover in a drain in the middle of a rainstorm 1.5 years ago.
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