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bug #38768: Use of potentially offensive word 'Addictions'

Submitted by:  Ronald Munjoma <munro>
Submitted on:  Thu 18 Apr 2013 03:58:33 PM UTC  
 
Category: localizationSeverity: 3 - Normal
Item Group: NoneStatus: Need Info
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: Luis Falcon <meanmicio>
Open/Closed: ClosedRelease: None
Module: Lifestyle

Fri 10 May 2013 09:33:16 AM UTC, comment #2:

Hi Luis,

I agree with you, we can take care of it as part of localisation/translation.

Regards and thanks
Ronald Munjoma

Ronald Munjoma <munro>
Sun 05 May 2013 04:40:59 PM UTC, comment #1:

Hi Ronald !

Sorry for the late reply.

I believe addiction is the right term. Habit is a more generic word that includes the good and the bad ones.

Addiction is a widely use medical term and there specialties that deal with it, like Addiction Medicine [0]

However, and like many others, this term might not be appropiate in some countries, so we can change it in the localization / translation for that specific country.

Let me know your thoughts.

All the best,

[0] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Addiction_medicine

Luis Falcon <meanmicio>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Thu 18 Apr 2013 03:58:33 PM UTC, original submission:

The word Addictions [0] in Patient main form, Lifestyle is potentially offensive, I recommend the use of Habits [1] instead

[0]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Addiction

[1]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Habit_(psychology)

Ronald Munjoma <munro>

 

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