Apparently the University of California Berkeley thinks so. Check out this story I read on Brainterminal.com.
An actual Computer Science course requires students to program a game of Checkers. Remember when your checkers piece reached the other side and you yelled, “King Me!”? The assignment describes this as a no-no:
If a piece reaches the opposite side, it becomes an AAP (Additionally Abled Piece — actually, it’s called a “king”, but we decided to eschew sexist and monarchist nomenclature) and can move both backwards and forwards along the diagonals.
I can’t wait to teach my son Checkers. When his checker piece reaches the other side, we’ll teach him to exclaim, “ADDITIONALLY ABLE ME!!!”, but maybe not so loud so as not to effect a lowered self esteem in his opponent.