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Old 06-18-2013, 06:12 PM   #1
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Numbered Cube? Seriously??

Just heard from my son that in his school they are not allowed to call them "dice" because it is associated with gambling and may encourage the kids to gamble. They have to call them "numbered cubes" instead.

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Does your school do this? Or any other examples of society gone way over sensitive?
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:13 PM   #2
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:13 PM   #3
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Just heard from my son that in his school they are not allowed to call them "dice" because it is associated with gambling and may encourage the kids to gamble. They have to call them "numbered cubes" instead.

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That's just stupid. Especially given that those 'numbered cubes' dont' have any numbers on them, they have dots.
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:16 PM   #4
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Yep. In a neighboring school, they are called "number generators." Ridiculous.
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:17 PM   #5
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Just heard from my son that in his school they are not allowed to call them "dice" because it is associated with gambling and may encourage the kids to gamble. They have to call them "numbered cubes" instead.

I am just

Does your school do this? Or any other examples of society gone way over sensitive?
Our school calls them number cubes.

I just roll my eyes and go about my day...
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:18 PM   #6
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I grew up playing Bunco (a dice game.)

My GRANDMA taught all of her grandkids how to play and often played with us!!
THE HORROR!!!

I will call them dice and that's that!!
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I have fuzzy Mickey Mouse Cubes hanging from my rearview mirror

I guess to be completely correct, they need to name them dotted cubes but neither numbered or dotted generators make sense.

ARRGGHHH, what's next?!
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:20 PM   #8
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I love how some idiot decides they're going to affect how kids see things by changing the name of something. When they go home I'm sure they call it dice when they play Yahtzee. It's ridiculous. When will the school administrators/boards learn that kids are impacted more by their family than they ever will be by the pc police?
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Somehow the classic Rolling Stones song wouldn't have the same ring to it, if one were to insert updated lyrics:

You've got to roll me,
and call me the tumblin'.......NUMBERED CUBES?!?!?!?!

Seriously, it's like everyone is trying to "out politically-correct" one another, with one absurdity after another.

The fact that the average person wouldn't even make the connection between dice and a negative connotation, tells me that certain people in authority are literally looking for things to be offended by.
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Funny, I see the word "number cube" (I've never seen "numbered cube") a lot as I review math materials, and just figured it was one more way to work in a vocabulary word. It never occurred to me that it was about gambling.
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Just heard from my son that in his school they are not allowed to call them "dice" because it is associated with gambling and may encourage the kids to gamble. They have to call them "numbered cubes" instead.

I am just

Does your school do this? Or any other examples of society gone way over sensitive?


This is the DUMBEST thing I've heard in ages. I'd have to pull my kid out of that school. There's no thinking whatever else they think is okay.
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My daughter had a part time job working for a city-run after school program. They had decks of cards that were missing cards, so she brought a deck from home. They wouldn't let her use them because they were from one of the casinos in Las Vegas. They said they couldn't use them because they didn't want the parents to think they were promoting gambling.

Playing cards was OK. Playing cards with a deck previously used in a casino was apparently going to turn the kids into gambling addicts. Ridiculous.
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Just heard from my son that in his school they are not allowed to call them "dice" because it is associated with gambling and may encourage the kids to gamble. They have to call them "numbered cubes" instead.

I am just

Does your school do this? Or any other examples of society gone way over sensitive?
I have been thinking about this, and the more I think about it the more ridiculous it seems. If they are THAT worried about not wanting to promote or encourage gambling, then they shouldn't USE those evil 'numbered cubes' in the classroom. And I am just sarcastic and smarty pants enough that if it were my child's classroom I might be tempted to call the school and tell them that if seeing dice called DICE promotes gambling, then doesn't using them do so as well? But I tend to like to cause trouble that way.

And I'd also point out to them that they shouldn't call the way they decide which children can attend the magnet school a lottery, because that would promote gambling too.
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My daughter had a part time job working for a city-run after school program. They had decks of cards that were missing cards, so she brought a deck from home. They wouldn't let her use them because they were from one of the casinos in Las Vegas. They said they couldn't use them because they didn't want the parents to think they were promoting gambling.

Playing cards was OK. Playing cards with a deck previously used in a casino was apparently going to turn the kids into gambling addicts. Ridiculous.
Oh what will they think of next. My dad taught my sister and I to play black jack and other card games so we could count in our heads.
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I just roll my eyes and go about my day...
You can roll your eyes, you just can't roll those dice!!

Somehow, I don't see this catching on with the board game makers!!
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