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Gaijin-kun you twat!

Postby skikes » Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:46 pm

How do feel about non-japanese speakers using Japanese words, terms and phrases when speaking english when there are perfect english translations?

Examples: Using honorifics such kun and chan. Refering to yourself as a Gaijin when there are perfectly good english substitutes, foreigner, alien, non-japanese. There are other examples but none are coming to mind... I don't pretend to speak Japanese.

It's always been present amongst anime fans but it seems to be getting more prevelent. It bothers me, I don't know why it bothers me so much, but it does. I can understand the honorifics somewhat, I don't see the need for it but i can understand it. But it really makes my blood boil when I hear people refering to themselves as Gaijins, especially when most of the people who do it don't have a very good grasp of their first language.

Am I the only one this bugs?
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Postby Joseph the PRPD » Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:49 pm

Weeaboos? Yeah, I find them annoying. I don't really mind honorifics on forums though most of the time.
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Postby ran1 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:49 pm

I would personally only use the Japanese honorifics if I was close to the person, in Japan, or using it to set up a joke. But greeting everybody in RL situations strikes me as a tad extreme. And I wouldn't refer to myself as a Gaijin, because, to paraphrase Kurt Vonnegut, I exist in my own nation.
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Postby Uriel Septim VII » Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:51 pm

I was unperturbed until I saw this egregious example.
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CirgVj8Baw[/url]
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Postby ran1 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:57 pm

View Original PostUriel Septim VII wrote:I was unperturbed until I saw this egregious example.
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CirgVj8Baw[/url]


Thoughts while approaching the third minute:

WHAT IS THIS I DON'T EVEN
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That being said, I sincerely hope that random youtube poster was correct in saying:

This has to be a Troll. My brain will explode if it's not.


If it is real, Wayne Brady might need to slap a bitch.
This is a travesty.
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Postby MugwumpHasNoLiver » Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:58 pm

I think they're dorks.
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Postby skikes » Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:59 pm

View Original PostUriel Septim VII wrote:I was unperturbed until I saw this egregious example.
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CirgVj8Baw[/url]


FUCK, YES, THIS!

TWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT!

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EDIT: The most disturbing f*cking thing about this video is that there is someone even dorkier than she. The person who finds her interesting enough to follow her around taping her! AHH I HATE IT I HATE IT!
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Re: Gaijin-kun you twat!

Postby CorporalChaos » Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:31 pm

View Original Postskikes wrote:How do feel about non-japanese speakers using Japanese words, terms and phrases when speaking english when there are perfect english translations?

Examples: Using honorifics such kun and chan. Refering to yourself as a Gaijin when there are perfectly good english substitutes, foreigner, alien, non-japanese. There are other examples but none are coming to mind... I don't pretend to speak Japanese.

It's always been present amongst anime fans but it seems to be getting more prevelent. It bothers me, I don't know why it bothers me so much, but it does. I can understand the honorifics somewhat, I don't see the need for it but i can understand it. But it really makes my blood boil when I hear people refering to themselves as Gaijins, especially when most of the people who do it don't have a very good grasp of their first language.

Am I the only one this bugs?


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Postby NemZ » Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:37 pm

...that was a girl? O_o

seemed more like a really poor trap attempt to me.
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Postby Joseph the PRPD » Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:40 pm

View Original Postran1 wrote:If it is real, Wayne Brady might need to choke a bitch.
This is a travesty.

Fixed for historical accuracy. =3
View Original PostNemZ wrote:...that was a girl? O_o

seemed more like a really poor trap attempt to me.

I'm having hard time seeing if that's a guy or a girl.
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Postby MugwumpHasNoLiver » Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:49 pm

Can someone link to a snarky glossary of helpful weeabo phrases? I realize that this is technically an anime forum, but I have no idea what anyone is saying right now.
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Re: Gaijin-kun you twat!

Postby Merridian » Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:09 pm

skikes wrote:Am I the only one this bugs?
No. I don't consider myself an anime fan because of the association the title brings. I never deny that I watch it; I just don't consider myself a fan. :lol:
Uriel Septim VII wrote:I was unperturbed until I saw this egregious example.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CirgVj8Baw
I should be more perterbed than I am, but I've already known far too many people like that. And they weren't trolls.

FWIW I couldn't help but sing "Sweet Transvestite" in my head while watching the first two minutes of the vid :lol: that's all I could sit through

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Postby WonderBug » Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:34 pm

I don't talk to people that use Japanese buzzwords. It's not like they have anything interesting to say.

@ video

Oh my god, that girl needs to clean her room. And what is that accent? It makes everything that much worse.

That poor sakura (lilac?) bush. And the chopsticks! This video brings misery and woe to all who watch it.

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Postby Bomby von Bombsville » Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:17 pm

It depends. If they know a few phrases of Japanese because they watched Anime, I roll my eyes. If they've taken Japanese class and are using Japanese phrases around other people who would be "in the know," I don't really mind. Unless the reason they learned Japanese was so they could watch Anime without subtitles.

Anyway, I'm gonna go 영화 봐요. 안영히 게세요, bitches. ;)
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Postby Themaninblack » Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:33 am

View Original PostBomby von Bombsville wrote:It depends. If they know a few phrases of Japanese because they watched Anime, I roll my eyes. If they've taken Japanese class and are using Japanese phrases around other people who would be "in the know," I don't really mind. Unless the reason they learned Japanese was so they could watch Anime without subtitles.

Anyway, I'm gonna go 영화 봐요. 안영히 게세요, bitches. ;)


This, though even how fansubbers started this trend and its only getting worse, I beginning to feel SOME sympathy for that group.
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Postby The Imperialist » Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:10 am

If it increases the genepool of Japan/greater income/national pride/ any other thing that helps Japan, I don't mind. (If everyone starts speaking Japanese... mufufufufu)
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Postby Holy Diver » Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:09 am

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Postby Mr. Tines » Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:22 am

View Original PostThe Imperialist wrote:If it increases the genepool of Japan
The people in question are the sort that probably won't breed -- and that you wouldn't want breeding even if they could.
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Postby The Imperialist » Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:40 am

Too true. WOuld be nice to be able to expand Japanese literacy (even if it means having to rub ones temples dealing with weeaboos)
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Postby The Eva Monkey » Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:47 am

I love weeaboos. They make me look like a perfectly adjusted normal person by comparison.
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