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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #7440 on: April 18, 2013, 09:50:20 AM »
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"However if a child plays sport for a school and gets injured what happens then."

Every school or intramural program I've ever encountered required liability waivers and the participant's own health coverage would deal with expenses due to sports injuries.  Unless the school could be proven negligent in some way the school wouldn't pay.

"Some of the players look as if they come from homes that cannot afford insurance so does the school provide this for the team while they practise or play?"

The school wouldn't get involved but there are a number of public programs for health insurance that cover people who can't afford coverage.


stichygreyanonymouse wrote:

"We do have government-sponsored health insurance in most states that will cover children in low-income families, but once you hit 19, it is much more difficult to qualify for those programs—which is unfortunate for college athletes."

Most college athletes can get reasonable health insurance through the school.  Given that most college level athletes who can't afford their own coverage are there on grants or scholarships, it's often covered as part of the package.  It'd be a rare college team that would allow an athlete to participate without coverage due to liability issues.

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« Reply #7441 on: April 18, 2013, 11:04:03 AM »
stichygreyanonymouse wrote:

"We do have government-sponsored health insurance in most states that will cover children in low-income families, but once you hit 19, it is much more difficult to qualify for those programs—which is unfortunate for college athletes."

Most college athletes can get reasonable health insurance through the school.  Given that most college level athletes who can't afford their own coverage are there on grants or scholarships, it's often covered as part of the package.  It'd be a rare college team that would allow an athlete to participate without coverage due to liability issues.

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True, I’m sure that college teams make sure that their competitive team athletes have coverage. The health insurance available to college students at large their schools is laughable, however, if you have any need for it beyond basic trips to the on-campus health center (that is, nothing relating to broken bones or other sports-related injuries). Which means athletes that participate in intramurals or inter-collegiate but non-sanctioned sports may be out of luck (for instance cycling, crew, or rugby, depending on the college or university).

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #7442 on: April 18, 2013, 07:47:50 PM »
When I hurt myself at a field hockey camp when i was in high school, the camp insurance picked up the difference that my primary insurance didn't cover - co-pays and such, which meant my parents didn't pay anything for my ACL surgery. When my sister also hurt herself at a high school sports practice, the school insurance did the same for her medical costs. So the school insurance was a secondary insurance.

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« Reply #7443 on: April 18, 2013, 08:36:10 PM »
thank you for all the information, it is most helpful and interesting.  Our sports teams are covered by our Accident compensation which for students is free.

I have paid for travel insurance to the states and worked out it could me almost all my salary for full health coverage.  I know that travel insurance tends to be higher than the norm but it is huge.

My company offers health insurance which works out to be $130 per couple for specialist tests and everything past the specialist, with children under 20 being $10 per month.  Most people do no bother as our health system is very generous and open to all NZ citizens and permanent residents, but we offer it as an employment frill.


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« Reply #7444 on: April 18, 2013, 09:40:43 PM »
The name Fiona was supposedly started in Scotland or so I've read. Is it Scottish or Scottish-Gaelic? if the former, does it have a Scottish-Gaelic equivalent, and if so, what is it? I am putting this under stupid questions because I should have been about to figure this out myself but my google-fu in this area is lacking.
It's Gaelic. And good on you for knowing the difference between Scots and Gaelic!  (That's a book peeve of mine, when authors don't know the difference.)
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #7445 on: April 18, 2013, 10:23:50 PM »
The name Fiona was supposedly started in Scotland or so I've read. Is it Scottish or Scottish-Gaelic? if the former, does it have a Scottish-Gaelic equivalent, and if so, what is it? I am putting this under stupid questions because I should have been about to figure this out myself but my google-fu in this area is lacking.
It's Gaelic. And good on you for knowing the difference between Scots and Gaelic!  (That's a book peeve of mine, when authors don't know the difference.)

You're lucky we don't just call you all "England" and be done with it  :P  (Because UK = Britain = England, right?)

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« Reply #7446 on: April 18, 2013, 10:33:31 PM »
The name Fiona was supposedly started in Scotland or so I've read. Is it Scottish or Scottish-Gaelic? if the former, does it have a Scottish-Gaelic equivalent, and if so, what is it? I am putting this under stupid questions because I should have been about to figure this out myself but my google-fu in this area is lacking.
It's Gaelic. And good on you for knowing the difference between Scots and Gaelic!  (That's a book peeve of mine, when authors don't know the difference.)

You're lucky we don't just call you all "England" and be done with it  :P  (Because UK = Britain = England, right?)

Britain (Great)=the island comprising England, Scotland, and Wales.
United Kingdom=England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland
England=part of G.B.

Couldn't tell if you were joking or asking ;).



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« Reply #7447 on: April 18, 2013, 11:20:14 PM »
The name Fiona was supposedly started in Scotland or so I've read. Is it Scottish or Scottish-Gaelic? if the former, does it have a Scottish-Gaelic equivalent, and if so, what is it? I am putting this under stupid questions because I should have been about to figure this out myself but my google-fu in this area is lacking.
It's Gaelic. And good on you for knowing the difference between Scots and Gaelic!  (That's a book peeve of mine, when authors don't know the difference.)

You're lucky we don't just call you all "England" and be done with it  :P  (Because UK = Britain = England, right?)

Britain (Great)=the island comprising England, Scotland, and Wales.
United Kingdom=England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland
England=part of G.B.

Couldn't tell if you were joking or asking ;).

Mostly joking - it's come up on here before  :) - but also half-serious in that many Americans would be hard-pressed to tell you the difference.  Then again, many Americans think that New Mexico is a different country and that they can drive from California to Hawaii, so that doesn't say much  :P

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« Reply #7448 on: April 19, 2013, 12:04:15 AM »
stichygreyanonymouse wrote:

"We do have government-sponsored health insurance in most states that will cover children in low-income families, but once you hit 19, it is much more difficult to qualify for those programs—which is unfortunate for college athletes."

Most college athletes can get reasonable health insurance through the school.  Given that most college level athletes who can't afford their own coverage are there on grants or scholarships, it's often covered as part of the package.  It'd be a rare college team that would allow an athlete to participate without coverage due to liability issues.

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True, I’m sure that college teams make sure that their competitive team athletes have coverage. The health insurance available to college students at large their schools is laughable, however, if you have any need for it beyond basic trips to the on-campus health center (that is, nothing relating to broken bones or other sports-related injuries). Which means athletes that participate in intramurals or inter-collegiate but non-sanctioned sports may be out of luck (for instance cycling, crew, or rugby, depending on the college or university).

Unfortunately, many don't. And if they get so badly injured during a game that they can't continue to play? Too bad, so sad. Say good bye to your scholarship and don't hope for any money for follow-up medical care.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #7449 on: April 19, 2013, 05:09:23 PM »
What do you do when you have a piece of sushi that is too big to eat in one bite?

I run into this a lot. I have a small mouth and signature sushi rolls in my area tend to be cut into huge pieces. I had a roll the other night that was nearly 2.5" in diameter and each piece was an inch thick. The sushi is almost always wrapped with tough seaweed, so if I try to just take a bite off it, half the time I end up unable to sever the seaweed and end up gauchely decimating it mid-bite. Should I ask for a fork and knife, and try to cut it into smaller pieces? Just put the whole roll in my mouth anyway and cover my mouth with a napkin while I eat?

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« Reply #7450 on: April 19, 2013, 06:25:57 PM »
You should find a sushi place that makes good bite sized pieces, IMO.

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« Reply #7451 on: April 19, 2013, 06:27:57 PM »
What do you do when you have a piece of sushi that is too big to eat in one bite?

I run into this a lot. I have a small mouth and signature sushi rolls in my area tend to be cut into huge pieces. I had a roll the other night that was nearly 2.5" in diameter and each piece was an inch thick. The sushi is almost always wrapped with tough seaweed, so if I try to just take a bite off it, half the time I end up unable to sever the seaweed and end up gauchely decimating it mid-bite. Should I ask for a fork and knife, and try to cut it into smaller pieces? Just put the whole roll in my mouth anyway and cover my mouth with a napkin while I eat?

I have the same problem.  Try asking the chef to cut the roll into smaller pieces. My favorite sushi place calls it "lady bites" which makes me giggle because it sounds slightly naughty.   ;D

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« Reply #7452 on: April 19, 2013, 06:35:34 PM »
The name Fiona was supposedly started in Scotland or so I've read. Is it Scottish or Scottish-Gaelic? if the former, does it have a Scottish-Gaelic equivalent, and if so, what is it? I am putting this under stupid questions because I should have been about to figure this out myself but my google-fu in this area is lacking.
It's Gaelic. And good on you for knowing the difference between Scots and Gaelic!  (That's a book peeve of mine, when authors don't know the difference.)

Okay now I'm curious.  What's the difference between Scottish and Scottish-Gaelic? 
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« Reply #7453 on: April 19, 2013, 06:51:44 PM »
What do you do when you have a piece of sushi that is too big to eat in one bite?

I run into this a lot. I have a small mouth and signature sushi rolls in my area tend to be cut into huge pieces. I had a roll the other night that was nearly 2.5" in diameter and each piece was an inch thick. The sushi is almost always wrapped with tough seaweed, so if I try to just take a bite off it, half the time I end up unable to sever the seaweed and end up gauchely decimating it mid-bite. Should I ask for a fork and knife, and try to cut it into smaller pieces? Just put the whole roll in my mouth anyway and cover my mouth with a napkin while I eat?
I have the same problem.  Try asking the chef to cut the roll into smaller pieces. My favorite sushi place calls it "lady bites" which makes me giggle because it sounds slightly naughty.   ;D
I used to watch the Japanese version of Iron Chef.  Whenever there was a large piece of food that was meant to be one bite, the ladies would put it in and then hold their hand in front of their mouth while they chewed.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #7454 on: April 19, 2013, 10:03:17 PM »
What do you do when you have a piece of sushi that is too big to eat in one bite?

I run into this a lot. I have a small mouth and signature sushi rolls in my area tend to be cut into huge pieces. I had a roll the other night that was nearly 2.5" in diameter and each piece was an inch thick. The sushi is almost always wrapped with tough seaweed, so if I try to just take a bite off it, half the time I end up unable to sever the seaweed and end up gauchely decimating it mid-bite. Should I ask for a fork and knife, and try to cut it into smaller pieces? Just put the whole roll in my mouth anyway and cover my mouth with a napkin while I eat?

I would find a place that made smaller rolls or ask the chef to make yours smaller. 
You could always order the hand-rolls, since they are large, but look like an ice-cream cone and are pretty much devoured in the same manner.