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jwadd



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In college I took a class on Jap History. There was literally a week/lecture we spent analyzing hello kitty and it marking the transitional period where japan figured out how to successfully market and sell cute as a commodity.

I have no use for this knowledge.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jwadd wrote:
In college I took a class on Jap History. There was literally a week/lecture we spent analyzing hello kitty and it marking the transitional period where japan figured out how to successfully market and sell cute as a commodity.

I have no use for this knowledge.


Um, I think they, or you, may have skipped something crucial:

Wiki article on the term 'Jap' wrote:
Jap is an English abbreviation of the word "Japanese." Today it is generally regarded as an ethnic slur among Japanese minority populations in other countries, although English-speaking countries differ in the degree to which they consider the term offensive. In the United States, Japanese Americans have come to find the term controversial or offensive, even when used as an abbreviation. In the past, Jap was not considered primarily offensive; however, during and after the events of World War II, the term became derogatory.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I disagree with jwadd and have less and less respect for him 'most every time he posts, but that's not why I'm here:



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just now looked it up, and it's really just cereals that have been soaked in booze.

So that's a thing now.
Huh.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow - so you don't even have to pour the beer over your cereal yourself?

modern conveniences!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Living in the future Mouse.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darqcyde wrote:
jwadd wrote:
In college I took a class on Jap History. There was literally a week/lecture we spent analyzing hello kitty and it marking the transitional period where japan figured out how to successfully market and sell cute as a commodity.

I have no use for this knowledge.


Um, I think they, or you, may have skipped something crucial:

Wiki article on the term 'Jap' wrote:
Jap is an English abbreviation of the word "Japanese." Today it is generally regarded as an ethnic slur among Japanese minority populations in other countries, although English-speaking countries differ in the degree to which they consider the term offensive. In the United States, Japanese Americans have come to find the term controversial or offensive, even when used as an abbreviation. In the past, Jap was not considered primarily offensive; however, during and after the events of World War II, the term became derogatory.


yeah I'm aware of that. However I had asian friends growing up, and they would all refer to each other in the slang for what their race was as a kind of familiarity thing.

i was just commenting on the hello kitty thing, people type shorthand online, and I challenge you to find a japanese person as pissed off about the term jap as a jew is about kike, or a black person about white people using nigga, etc.

HR youre kind of a dick btw.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hrm

sometimes

what goes around comes around, I guess

and sometimes I'm not fair about it. I'd like to work on that. Although in your case, I dunno. You don't seem like a bad person in any of the ways that really matter-- you just have said a few things that I can't respect, often in ways that I can't respect, either. Maybe I should have kept quiet about that, or taken a minute or two to properly explain my objection to what you wrote instead of just offhandedly vomiting my general impression into this thread.

I'll also admit that part of my opinion of you has been colored by things that weren't entirely in your influence.

I'm not sorry, since you've proven yourself not to be above any of this, but I will try to improve.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jwadd wrote:
yeah I'm aware of that. However I had asian friends growing up, and they would all refer to each other in the slang for what their race was as a kind of familiarity thing.

I don't really want to get into this (that is, I don't care to argue about it), but surely you see the difference between using slang among friends who understand your intentions and using the term generally with people who don't? I mean, I have a lot of female friends who call themselves and each other bitches, but I don't walk around calling women bitches, because it's pretty clear that people would get the wrong idea.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dogen wrote:
jwadd wrote:
yeah I'm aware of that. However I had asian friends growing up, and they would all refer to each other in the slang for what their race was as a kind of familiarity thing.

I don't really want to get into this (that is, I don't care to argue about it), but surely you see the difference between using slang among friends who understand your intentions and using the term generally with people who don't? I mean, I have a lot of female friends who call themselves and each other bitches, but I don't walk around calling women bitches, because it's pretty clear that people would get the wrong idea.


I cant be racist, I have a black friend.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jwadd wrote:
I challenge you to find a japanese person as pissed off about the term jap as a jew is about kike, or a black person about white people using nigga, etc.


as someone whose grandparents had all their property confiscated and got thrown into concentration camps by people who called them "Japs," please go fuck yourself with a rake.

thanks. C:
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jwadd wrote:
I challenge you

I think we found one.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jwadd wrote:
In college I took a class on Jap History.


Please tell me what school did you go to, so I know to never waste my money taking classes there. I mean, seriously, do you see the irony in what you said?

Also, I wonder how Tat feels? Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DeD CHiKn wrote:
I cant be racist, I have a black friend.


nono, it's:

I can casually refer to people as niggers because I have black friends who refer to themselves as such.
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