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I fixed it, so now I wear my subtle racist badge.
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You fixed the badge? something else?

Do you intend that people will interpret the badge as subtly racist? or is it that it could seem like that if taken the wrong way?
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Racist as in offensive to one racial or ethnic group in particular? Blacks? Hispanics? Asians? Chinese? Japanese? Native Americans? Jews? Whites? Some other group? More than one group?

Would a member of this group recognize the badge as racist? Is the racism verbal? Graphic? Delivered in some other fashion?

Is the race of the person wearing the badge relevant? Does the person wearing the badge intend for it to be racist? Know it's racist (or could be racist)? Is racism the only possible interpretation of the badge?

Era relevant? Location?

Is the racism conveyed in the form of a joke? A put-down? Something else?

Would the badge be racist regardless of who was wearing it?
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Biograd:

You fixed the badge? No. something else? Yes.

Do you intend that people will interpret the badge as subtly racist? No. or is it that it could seem like that if taken the wrong way? Yesish

Rcs:

Racist as in offensive to one racial or ethnic group in particular?Not in particular, in general. Blacks? Hispanics? Asians? Chinese? Japanese? Native Americans? Jews? Whites? Not this. All others, yes. Some other group? More than one group?

Would a member of this group recognize the badge as racist?No, possible FA Is the racism verbal?No. Graphic?Noish Delivered in some other fashion?Yes, but avoid FA.

Is the race of the person wearing the badge relevant? Noish Does the person wearing the badge intend for it to be racist?No. Know it's racist (or could be racist)?Maaaayyybe, probably not. Is racism the only possible interpretation of the badge?No, the least likely

Era relevant?Only insofar as that the badge came into existence at a particular time, therefore does not apply before that time. Irr. Location? No

Is the racism conveyed in the form of a joke? A put-down? No to both.Something else?Yes.

Would the badge be racist regardless of who was wearing it?Yesish
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*******BLOOPER***********

Biograd, I need to change my Yesish to a Yope for you.

Rcs, In reading your first paragraph a few more times I also need to change to "Not this. All others, Yope."

Sorry about the confusion!
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So, the badge, is it a physical one, as in a girl scout badge? Or a symbol, as in "The Red Badge of Courage?" Or something completely different?
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So, the badge, is it a physical oneYes, as in a girl scout badge? No, FA.Or a symbol, as in "The Red Badge of Courage?"No. Or something completely different?Yes.
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Is it a military badge?
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Is it a military badge?No. FA
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Is the FA that the badge is from any official organization? Is it rather just an informal label, instead of a real representation of some qualification or distinction?
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Is the FA that the badge is from any official organization?Yes. Is it rather just an informal labelYesish, avoid FA though., instead of a real representation of some qualification or distinction?Correct, it is not.
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Is the race of the wearer relevant?

Does the badge have any words on it?
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Is the race of the wearer relevant?Noish

Does the badge have any words on it?No.
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Is the badge the label to the clothing you are wearing?
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Is the badge the label to the clothing you are wearing? No, but a little clothser (bad pun, I know...don't take it as a clue =)
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Lol @ "clothser." Uhhhhh, is it the tag with the washing instructions?
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Lol @ "clothser." Uhhhhh, is it the tag with the washing instructions? No. Remember, the clotheser was not a clue.
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Is the shape of the badge relevant? Does it resemble a swastika?
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Is the shape of the badge relevant? No. Does it resemble a swastika? No.
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The badge may be percieved as racist? but this is actually unlikely? and not the way it's intended to be taken?
IF perceived as racist it would be percieved as racist against anyone who was non-white? Does the badge convey some idea of pro-white/white supremacy? or would/could it appear to do so within some given context? iff so: did you wear it in such a context (i.e. where it would not be considered subtley racist otherwise)?

If you hadn't fixed it would you wear the badge?

Had individual(s) of other races attempted to fix it before you and failed? but you were the first white person to attempt to fix it and succeeded with ease?
So decided to make a point of it somehow by wearing a badge? that indicated that you'd fixed 'it'? where others had not?

'it' = a machine? a system of ANY kind? a piece of text? grammar? an object? tangible? intangible?
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The badge may be percieved as racist? Yes. but this is actually unlikely? Yes. and not the way it's intended to be taken?Yes.
IF perceived as racist it would be percieved as racist against anyone who was non-white?Yesish. Does the badge convey some idea of pro-white/white supremacy? Indirectly and unintentionally. or would/could it appear to do so within some given context? context is only relevant on a minor scale.iff Do you mean iff like a logician? iff=if and only ifso: did you wear it in such a context (i.e. where it would not be considered subtley racist otherwise)? Being the 10th post, I will elaborate a little on this last point...Being white, I would most likely go through life never realizing that this could be considered racist unless I went out of my way to examine it. I would be FAR more likely to see this as racist if I was (to use an inclusive term) a person of color.

If you hadn't fixed it would you wear the badge? Almost certainly not.

Had individual(s) of other races attempted to fix it before you and failed? Certainly not. FA also. but you were the first white person to attempt to fix it and succeeded with ease? Certainly not. Many have succeeded in fixing "it" before me.
So decided to make a point of it somehow by wearing a badge? The badge is not worn to make a point of it, but is the point of it that indicated that you'd fixed 'it'? It would indicate so where others had not? No. FA

'it' = a machine? a system of ANY kind? yesish to this one only a piece of text? grammar? an object? tangible? intangible? May be working off a slight FA
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Is it a commonplace badge? Lol trying to go off your hint from the voting puzzle.
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Is it a commonplace badge? Yup. I may place scare quotes around badge though =) Lol trying to go off your hint from the voting puzzle. Glad to see you're looking at other puzzles =)
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"Fixed" meaning restored to working order? corrected? held in place?
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"Fixed" meaning restored to working order? corrected? held in place? this is closest. Possible FA though.
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Is what you fixed...
Tangible?
Something portable?
A toilet?
Something one might carry?
Something one might use on a warm summer's eve?
Something that has considerable value?
My mother?
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Is what you fixed...
Tangible? Yes.
Something portable? Yesish
A toilet? No.
Something one might carry? Yesish
Something one might use on a warm summer's eve? Yesish
Something that has considerable value? Yesish
My mother? Not from where I'm standing.
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So when it was fixed, it was set in a specific location, never to be moved again. Except for in the present.

If your badge appeared on the flag of the Socialist People's Libyan Arab Great Jamahiriya, would this spark racial tension? Perhaps the United Nations would get involved? Apartheid relevant?
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So when it was fixed, it was set in a specific location, never to be moved again. Except for in the present. Hah, I enjoy the humor, but if you're being at all serious, beware a FA

If your badge appeared on the flag of the Socialist People's Libyan Arab Great Jamahiriya, would this spark racial tension? Aside from disrespecting their flag, no. Perhaps the United Nations would get involved? Never. Apartheid relevant? Not at all.
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If they didn't want their flag disrespected, why is it so odd? It's basically a green rectangle.

Anyway, when people discuss fixing whatever it was that was fixed, you mention some sort of FA. So, I will troubleshoot this matter.


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Fixed =

*Not changing, not able to be changed, staying the same.
"I work fixed hours for a fixed salary."

*Stationary.
"My mailbox, for all intents and purposes, is in a fixed location."

*Chemically stable.
"I warned him about making sure that he only purchased the fixed isotope of promethium, but he never listens!"

*Supplied with what one needs.
"After the third trip to WalMart today, I think it's safe to say I'm fixed for a little while. Oh darn it, I should have picked up..."

However, from the construction of the sentence, it can be inferred that, rather, fixed was meant in this sense:

fixed = Simple past tense and past participle of fix?

Should that be the case, consider the following senses of "fix."

*To mend or repair.
"The mechanic wanted t'ree fi'ty just to fix my vehicle! That Loch Ness Monster!"

*To attach; to affix.
"I fixed a sign to my fence that reads as follows: 'Don't worry about the dog, beware the owner with the shotgun.'"

*To prepare.
"With the help of an amazing structure known as the White Castle, I managed to fix my dinner in about two minutes."

*To make a contest, vote, or gamble unfair; to privilege one contestant, usually before the content happens.
"Oh snap! Did you know that NBA games are fixed?"

*To make a business of getting paid to arrange immunity for defendants by tampering with the justice system via bribery or extortion.
"I fix."

*To render an animal (especially a pet) infertile.
"Even after that darned dog got fixed, he still doesn't accept no for an answer!"

*To map (a point or subset) to itself.
"Bob Dole fixed point C, as the center of circle Q, on plane W, for the function f(www.lateralpuzzles.com) = e i^2 (www.lateralpuzzles.com) sqrt(b)(i)(n)(g)(o)*2.34 as a matter of course.
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fixed = Simple past tense and past participle of fix? This is correct.

Should that be the case, consider the following senses of "fix."

*To mend or repair. Yes, there is a better word, but these are very close. No to anything I didn't copy
"The mechanic wanted t'ree fi'ty just to fix my vehicle! That Loch Ness Monster!" Don't get locked in with the elements of this example. Any reference to the Loch Ness Monster is always welcome. =D

I'm impressed that you thought of so many meanings of fix!
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Silly, I use Wiktionary and Wikipedia for all my troubleshooting.

So you didn't wear your subtle racist badge before you "fixed" it?
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Silly, I use Wiktionary and Wikipedia for all my troubleshooting. Gotcha

So you didn't wear your subtle racist badge before you "fixed" it? That is correct.
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Is it a Wikipedia userbox?
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Oh, and remember that anything I post on this forum, whether it's in the Chat Room, in random people's puzzles (yes, that means I think you are random, USMC Fink), in my own puzzles, or somewhere between Lateral Limbo and the classics page, is likely to have the most subtle of hints for my own puzzles, or puzzles that I will post in the future. (A good example of this is the hint for "The Greeks Couldn't Have Known" in Rcs's "The romans couldn't have known", though 99.955955955...% of the time, it is so extremely subtle that I would have difficulty explaining the connection in a single day. However, it may just be the last straw that broke that freakin' dromedary's back.

Would someone non-random usually refer to your "subtle racist badge" with some other term? (That is, if you were caught without it for once, would someone say, "I noticed that you are wearing nothing but a smile. What happened to your subtle racist badge?") Could something like this occur? If so, would they use that term, or would they use a different term? (such as "What happened to your pants?") [idea of pantslessness is courtesy of Jenburdoo]
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Oh, and remember that anything I post on this forum, whether it's in the Chat Room, in random people's puzzles (yes, that means I think you are random, USMC Fink)I accept my position as random, in my own puzzles, or somewhere between Lateral Limbo and the classics page, is likely to have the most subtle of hints for my own puzzles, or puzzles that I will post in the future. (A good example of this is the hint for "The Greeks Couldn't Have Known" in Rcs's "The romans couldn't have known", though 99.955955955...% of the time, it is so extremely subtle that I would have difficulty explaining the connection in a single day. However, it may just be the last straw that broke that freakin' dromedary's back. Duly noted

Would someone non-random usually refer to your "subtle racist badge" with some other term? With certainty they would. (That is, if you were caught without it for once, would someone say, "I noticed that you are wearing nothing but a smile. What happened to your subtle racist badge?") This is highly unlikely. Could something like this occur? Something similar, yes. If so, would they use that term, or would they use a different term? You are correct in saying that it would never be referred to as a subtle racist badge. (such as "What happened to your pants?") This is would rarely, if ever be noticed in absentia [idea of pantslessness is courtesy of Jenburdoo] The naked man!
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Let's exploring the "wear"ing part of the clue:

Is this a tangible thing that you place on your body? Examples: Shirt? Pants? Hat? Shoes?

Or is it more "how" you would arrange something on your body? Examples: Pants that are 3 sizes too big with underwear showing? A particular hair syle?

Or, one other option, is it an expression on your face that could get you into trouble?
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Let's exploring the "wear"ing part of the clue:

Is this a tangible thing that you place on your body? yes. Examples: Shirt? Pants? Hat? Shoes? not exactly like these, but in that they are material, yes

Or is it more "how" you would arrange something on your body? Examples: Pants that are 3 sizes too big with underwear showing? A particular hair syle? No to all

Or, one other option, is it an expression on your face that could get you into trouble? Nope. You are closest with the first category
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as a bonus for my 300th post (if I did this right...) I am going to offer a little hint in the form of onomatopoeia.

"Ouch!"

Happy hunting =)
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apparently I didn't...where did I put the other 3 posts? hmmm...oh well, lol
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Did you slam your tibia into a fan?
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Did you slam your tibia into a fan? I did not. Don't need a fan when it's so cold oustide!
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Lucky fool. Sometimes, Most of the time, Every day, I usually wish I didn't live in such a hot environment.
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I like the cold for a while, but i need a reprieve at some point in the winter.

HINT: This is really easy once you know it.

Take that hint at face value...there is no coding or insinuation in the hint. Its not very revealing, I know...but it's true.
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Ouch means that the "badge" was hurting you when you wore it?
Was it sharp? pointed? scratchy? caused electrical shock?
Let's say that this item is being sold at WalMart (you have WalMart in IL, right?), would it be sold in the jewelry department? Shoe Department? Men's clothing? Underwear/socks? Fashion accessories (like: hats, gloves, scarves, billfolds, belts, etc.)? Electronics? Other?
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Posted on Sunday, December 21, 2008 - 12:45 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ouch means that the "badge" was hurting you when you wore it? nope, but OTRT
Was it sharp? pointed? scratchy? caused electrical shock?none of these
Let's say that this item is being sold at WalMartit is (you have WalMart in IL, right?)I think they have WalMart in Antarctica lol, would it be sold in the jewelry department? Shoe Department? Men's clothing? Underwear/socks? Fashion accessories (like: hats, gloves, scarves, billfolds, belts, etc.)? Electronics? Other?This one only
Kaygee (Kaygee)
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Posted on Tuesday, December 23, 2008 - 2:02 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ouch means that the "badge" hurt others when you wore it?
Did it hurt them physically? mentally? emotionally?

Hm-m-m, it IS sold in WalMart...let's keep walking around the store. Is it in the Garden/Outdoor dept? Toys? Christmas Shop? Automotive? Personal Care? Pets? or other clothing areas?
(This might make a great LTPF list!)
Kaygee (Kaygee)
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Posted on Tuesday, December 23, 2008 - 2:10 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Another random thought...which I guess is okay since I seem to be the only one wandering around this puzzle right now...sigh!

Does the name or title or description of this subtle racist badge contain the word "white"?
Usmcfink (Usmcfink)
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Posted on Tuesday, December 23, 2008 - 2:12 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ouch means that the "badge" hurt others when you wore it? Nope, didn't hurt others at any time, or me when I wore it
Did it hurt them physically? with respect to my last comment...this one mentally? emotionally?

Hm-m-m, it IS sold in WalMart...let's keep walking around the store. Is it in the Garden/Outdoor dept? Toys? Christmas Shop? Automotive? Personal Care? I think this one. Pets? or other clothing areas?
(This might make a great LTPF list!) It probably would!
Kaygee (Kaygee)
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Posted on Tuesday, December 23, 2008 - 11:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ah-h! Is is a band-aid with a cartoon character that maybe questionable these days? Such as Curious George or Casper the Ghost?
Usmcfink (Usmcfink)
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Posted on Wednesday, December 24, 2008 - 3:04 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ah-h! Is is a band-aid YES! with a cartoon character that maybe questionable these days?Nope, but good enough for a SPOILER! Such as Curious George or Casper the Ghost?

*******************SPOILER*******************

Flesh colored band-aids are the "subtle racist badge"

Why? How can this be racist you say? It is a classic example used in the communication field of how the dominant class subjugates the non-dominant classes...often times without even realizing it. In calling the band-aids "flesh colored" it propagates a message that that is the color that people should be, that is the color of flesh. Its not that people who wear them are actually racist...but the item itself could be considered as such.

Thanks all for playing!
D_gordon (D_gordon)
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Posted on Wednesday, December 24, 2008 - 3:23 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are adhesive bandages (Band-Aids being a brand name) a different color in, say, Japan, where the "dominant class" has a different skin color from the US, then?
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Posted on Wednesday, December 24, 2008 - 7:01 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I really don't know to tell you the truth. But "flesh colored" is a subset of Band-aid brand. I'm not sure about adhesive bandage manufacturing globally. Maybe you can tell me =)

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