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Is 'Jap' Really an Offensive/Bad Word?
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Posted 6/28/08
hm..i'd say no, but theres probably some instances where it is offensive to some people..
Posted 6/28/08
i guess its dependent on the context used?
but for me, i use japanese or japan instead.
respect the culture and the country. yupps. haha.
better be safe than sorry.
you never knw how the other party may take it
Posted 6/28/08
jap was a racial slur used by the americans in world war 2 to boost morale when fighting the japanese.

I personally dont think its offensive unless used in a racist context.
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Posted 7/3/08
I don't know,but, are nigger,cracker,chinc,&etc,etc bad/offensive words also?
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Actually In msn, i typed "JAP" to this guy who loves japanese like so much.. hes like a japanese wannabee .. anyway he got mad at me for using the word "JAP" he argue with me for like over 30 minutes just because i said that.. like sheezzz calm down i didn't know that was so racist to them.. because i said to my friend and shes japanese that i like jap music and shit.. and she doesnt care.. so how the hell should i know! and he said " Don't ever use the word "JAP" its RACIST to them and one time my friend he beat up some guy because he was calling my friend "JAP" and my friend said "Dont you ever call me Jap"... and i said " uhm okay..sure.. " and he said "im just telling you because if you said that to him.. hes going to beat you up " i said " uhm sure..thats only if he can't find me.. and wow he actully beat up girls - - " and then he goes " dontchu ever use that word! its RACIST just use JP instead of Jap GOT that?!" and i said "yea sure.. you dont have to be so small air." yea thats it gosh sorry i type so much.. so yea i don't know if the word JAP is bad to them.. because my friends didn't care.. i thought it was okay.. ^^
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Posted 7/3/08
'Jap' is a pretty racist word. So I use 'Nihon'. XD It's like calling African Americans 'negro', ya get me? =D
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Posted 7/3/08
no......as far as i know that is..
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Posted 7/3/08
i don't think so
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Posted 7/3/08
I personally think it is, it may not be though. I just think i wouldnt shorten the word "Pakistan" because that really is offensive so i dont see why i can do it for any others
Posted 9/13/08
jap,brit,yank,paki...theyre all just words that are shortened of the cultures name,though i guess paki and yank or yankee gets sum ppl upset,though ive met yankees and pakis who like those words and use them with pride,so i guess its up to each individual.if we were using words like squint eye....thats racist,it actually degrades them so if sumone asks u not to say jap then say u meant no offence and stop using it but if they dont mind then its ok.
Posted 9/13/08
A lot of people think it's just a shot version of Japanese but really it's meant to discriminate the Japanese. It was created an used in WWII to put down the Japanese people both in US and Pacific. So technically the term "Jap" is considered racist and offensive. I personally don't use that phrase because I feel that the word is offensive no matter how or when we use it.
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Posted 9/13/08

oomaa_kairu wrote:

is jap really a bad word? if anyone knows.. pls. tell us why.. :)


yes, it's an ethnic slur created during WW 2
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Posted 9/13/08
nah, they deserve to be called shit
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Posted 9/13/08

chocuqueen wrote:

Actually In msn, i typed "JAP" to this guy who loves japanese like so much.. hes like a japanese wannabee .. anyway he got mad at me for using the word "JAP" he argue with me for like over 30 minutes just because i said that.. like sheezzz calm down i didn't know that was so racist to them.. because i said to my friend and shes japanese that i like jap music and shit.. and she doesnt care.. so how the hell should i know! and he said " Don't ever use the word "JAP" its RACIST to them and one time my friend he beat up some guy because he was calling my friend "JAP" and my friend said "Dont you ever call me Jap"... and i said " uhm okay..sure.. " and he said "im just telling you because if you said that to him.. hes going to beat you up " i said " uhm sure..thats only if he can't find me.. and wow he actully beat up girls - - " and then he goes " dontchu ever use that word! its RACIST just use JP instead of Jap GOT that?!" and i said "yea sure.. you dont have to be so small air." yea thats it gosh sorry i type so much.. so yea i don't know if the word JAP is bad to them.. because my friends didn't care.. i thought it was okay.. ^^


LOL you should call him Jappy
Posted 9/13/08

krnsoldierofGod wrote:


chocuqueen wrote:

Actually In msn, i typed "JAP" to this guy who loves japanese like so much.. hes like a japanese wannabee .. anyway he got mad at me for using the word "JAP" he argue with me for like over 30 minutes just because i said that.. like sheezzz calm down i didn't know that was so racist to them.. because i said to my friend and shes japanese that i like jap music and shit.. and she doesnt care.. so how the hell should i know! and he said " Don't ever use the word "JAP" its RACIST to them and one time my friend he beat up some guy because he was calling my friend "JAP" and my friend said "Dont you ever call me Jap"... and i said " uhm okay..sure.. " and he said "im just telling you because if you said that to him.. hes going to beat you up " i said " uhm sure..thats only if he can't find me.. and wow he actully beat up girls - - " and then he goes " dontchu ever use that word! its RACIST just use JP instead of Jap GOT that?!" and i said "yea sure.. you dont have to be so small air." yea thats it gosh sorry i type so much.. so yea i don't know if the word JAP is bad to them.. because my friends didn't care.. i thought it was okay.. ^^


LOL you should call him Jappy


haha damn, i shouldvt!
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