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Do you play chess?

Yes 0.56 56.0% [ 14 ]
I used to 0.16 16.0% [ 4 ]
No 0.16 16.0% [ 4 ]
If someone would teach me, I would! 0.12 12.0% [ 3 ]
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Fat Tuesday v. Mardi Gras, eh? Sounds like some dramatic internal conflict... sweatdrop


I always wondered why "fat" tuesday, what does it mean?
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I don't play chess well enough to join this. How did your game go the other day?
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Fat Tuesday v. Mardi Gras, eh? Sounds like some dramatic internal conflict... sweatdrop


I always wondered why "fat" tuesday, what does it mean?
Wikipedia Article on Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday" (in ethnic English tradition, Shrove Tuesday), referring to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, which begins on Ash Wednesday.

I used to wonder, too... sweatdrop
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Fat Tuesday v. Mardi Gras, eh? Sounds like some dramatic internal conflict... sweatdrop


I always wondered why "fat" tuesday, what does it mean?

Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday. It's a tradition to eat all the perishable foods before the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday, a 40- (or is it 47) day fast in respect to Jesus' 40 Days in the Desert until the celebration of his Resurrection on Easter. The colors and parties come from Nice, France, where that tradition moved to Mobile, Alabama, and then to New Orleans where they added the color green to purple and gold. Purple meaning justice, gold meaning power.
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Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday. It's a tradition to eat all the perishable foods before the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday, a 40- (or is it 47) day fast in respect to Jesus' 40 Days in the Desert until the celebration of his Resurrection on Easter. The colors and parties come from Nice, France, where that tradition moved to Mobile, Alabama, and then to New Orleans where they added the color green to purple and gold. Purple meaning justice, gold meaning power.


cool, so do people actually fast for 40 days?
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I used to wonder, too... sweatdrop


silly of them, its easier to fast if you haven't gorged yourself beforehand. xd
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Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday. It's a tradition to eat all the perishable foods before the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday, a 40- (or is it 47) day fast in respect to Jesus' 40 Days in the Desert until the celebration of his Resurrection on Easter. The colors and parties come from Nice, France, where that tradition moved to Mobile, Alabama, and then to New Orleans where they added the color green to purple and gold. Purple meaning justice, gold meaning power.


cool, so do people actually fast for 40 days?

They eat less, I think they don't eat any meat, and they wouldn't eat anything using flour, eggs, or butter I think, hence the tradition of eating pancakes on Mardi Gras. I'm not Catholic, though, so you'll have to ask one of them for facts.
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Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday. It's a tradition to eat all the perishable foods before the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday, a 40- (or is it 47) day fast in respect to Jesus' 40 Days in the Desert until the celebration of his Resurrection on Easter. The colors and parties come from Nice, France, where that tradition moved to Mobile, Alabama, and then to New Orleans where they added the color green to purple and gold. Purple meaning justice, gold meaning power.


cool, so do people actually fast for 40 days?

They eat less, I think they don't eat any meat, and they wouldn't eat anything using flour, eggs, or butter I think, hence the tradition of eating pancakes on Mardi Gras. I'm not Catholic, though, so you'll have to ask one of them for facts.


I have to say, I don't think that's a very impressive fast... They should eat one bowl of rice a day or soemthing. That would be impressive!

Why aren't you a tiger?

nm, hehe
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Fat Tuesday v. Mardi Gras, eh? Sounds like some dramatic internal conflict... sweatdrop


I always wondered why "fat" tuesday, what does it mean?
Wikipedia Article on Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday" (in ethnic English tradition, Shrove Tuesday), referring to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, which begins on Ash Wednesday.

I used to wonder, too... sweatdrop


Thanks for the info. Wouldn't you like to be a tiger?
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Certainly not... gonk

EDIT: Curse you, woman... stressed
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Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday. It's a tradition to eat all the perishable foods before the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday, a 40- (or is it 47) day fast in respect to Jesus' 40 Days in the Desert until the celebration of his Resurrection on Easter. The colors and parties come from Nice, France, where that tradition moved to Mobile, Alabama, and then to New Orleans where they added the color green to purple and gold. Purple meaning justice, gold meaning power.


cool, so do people actually fast for 40 days?

They eat less, I think they don't eat any meat, and they wouldn't eat anything using flour, eggs, or butter I think, hence the tradition of eating pancakes on Mardi Gras. I'm not Catholic, though, so you'll have to ask one of them for facts.


I have to say, I don't think that's a very impressive fast... They should eat one bowl of rice a day or soemthing. That would be impressive!

Why aren't you a tiger?

nm, hehe

I dun get it.
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Certainly not... gonk

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Who me? 4laugh tiger
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I would like to be a Fortune Bishop please. I am partial to the Bishop. redface
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I like rook he hit's hard when he has a target in site, but i also like the pawn and the knight, the pawn is able to rise to any rank once when it reaches the other side, the knight move out and sweeps you from the side so yeah top three killers hooraa.

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