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Are you offended by the term "weeaboo"?
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No, because I've never been called that, and people who actually use such random Japanese words that they've learned from anime and stick it in a sentence like this.."LULZ I FOUND A NEKO-MIKO! KAWAII~DESU! EYAA! IT'S MINE. STAY BACK, BAKA!"..derserve to be called that.
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lumiina wrote:

I've never heard of a weeaboo before. But going off of what the guy above me said, I'd probally be included in that category. I rarely ever watch anime anymore, but I love reading manga. But that's not what would make me a weeaboo or wapanese, it'd be the fact that I am obsessed with Japanese culture. I love their food, their music, their dramas, their movies, their video games, their langauge, everything. I surround myself with it everyday, and plan to move to Japan one day to teach high school. I wouldn't find the stereotype weeaboo offensive, I mean it's only the truth, but it is a very silly name. Seriously, "weeaboo". lol, it's funny. It sounds like a doll. "Weeaboos! Collect them all!"

But going off of the topic poster's post I wouldn't be categorized under weeaboo at all. I'd just be categorized as wapanese. Where did the term "weeaboo" come from anyways?


Weeaboo
Originally a fictional game from a webcomic name the Perry Bible Fellowship, where one person would say weeaboo and get slapped on the ass with a paddle. This was later adopted as a meme on 4chan when moot got offended by prevailing anti-Wapanese sentiment on /b/. This just gave the /b/tards a new word to insult the wapanese. It is now a derogatory phrase used to insult animu fans who act like faggots on the internets.

Taken from the urban dictionary. "Weaboo" of course derived from "weeaboo"

Since the thread starter asked for help and a lot of people seem to be unsure about the meaning, you guys can read the definiton here anyway:

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=weaboo

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Posted 11/21/07
idk.......it's the 1st time I've ever heard the term so no i don't think i would be offended.
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some of them are annoying not all of them tho
i personally dislike them not to mean tho
yes weeaboo may offen people
i use it a couple times on the forum
because i was in a bad mood
Posted 11/21/07
^^^ Ah, I see. Thankyou. So in the same way, is the term wapanese offensive as well?
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I'd only be offended if I was one, in which case I would deserve to be offended
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Same as Zeronite.
Japanese stuff is cool.
But I am certainly no obsessed with it,
Though if I was, yes, I'd be offended.
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Yea..I think my friends are annoyed that I have to say every single
new jap word that I learn....
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I've never heard of that phrase before. I usually don't care when people say things like that.
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Posted 11/21/07

lumiina wrote:

^^^ Ah, I see. Thankyou. So in the same way, is the term wapanese offensive as well?


wapanese is offensive to some people not all
some may take it as a compliment
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Posted 11/21/07

lumiina wrote:


ahojcookie wrote:


Haseo_ wrote:

hm..
well i prefer weeaboo to be a compliment unless used in a sarcastic way
i prefer English subs then Dubs because i get to read it
but on the other hand Wit the dubs i can see most of the action that has happened before i finished reading it


Wait, it IS a sarcastic term in the first place. There's no way you could think of it as a compliment. It's like saying " I prefer to think of "idiot" as a compliment".


Not necessarily. I mean, a lot of people like being categorized under geek, because of their obsessions over anime, video games, etc. So why should wapanese be offensive?

I guess I can see why weeaboo is offensive, after all, the topic poster said weeaboos are classified as people who can't tell a good anime nor bad anime a part, someone who says their fluent in Japanese because they watch anime, and someone who is ignorant of Japanese culture. So that is offensive, but the term wapanese isn't, because that's just an obession over Japanese culture.



Since you stated yourself that you are obsessed with Japanese culture, you wouldn't understand that wapanese is meant as an offense as well...Being "obsessed" with it, just means you are not just a harmless person who is interested in Japanese culture, but that you are failing to notice that it's just a society with as much negative aspects as any other. It's not all Pocky and cat ears >_> A geek is not trying to be someone else at least.
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I really wouldn't care if someone called me that. weeaboo/wapanese?This is the first time I've heard this term. But it could also be I really don't give a crap what ppl i don't know call me. They usually just call me a bitch but thats not really an insult to me.
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i see, so isnt being a weeaboo, a bad thing? well w/e as long we dont kill each other in the end
Posted 11/21/07

ahojcookie wrote:


lumiina wrote:


ahojcookie wrote:


Haseo_ wrote:

hm..
well i prefer weeaboo to be a compliment unless used in a sarcastic way
i prefer English subs then Dubs because i get to read it
but on the other hand Wit the dubs i can see most of the action that has happened before i finished reading it


Wait, it IS a sarcastic term in the first place. There's no way you could think of it as a compliment. It's like saying " I prefer to think of "idiot" as a compliment".


Not necessarily. I mean, a lot of people like being categorized under geek, because of their obsessions over anime, video games, etc. So why should wapanese be offensive?

I guess I can see why weeaboo is offensive, after all, the topic poster said weeaboos are classified as people who can't tell a good anime nor bad anime a part, someone who says their fluent in Japanese because they watch anime, and someone who is ignorant of Japanese culture. So that is offensive, but the term wapanese isn't, because that's just an obession over Japanese culture.



Since you stated yourself that you are obsessed with Japanese culture, you wouldn't understand that wapanese is meant as an offense as well...Being "obsessed" with it, just means you are not just a harmless person who is interested in Japanese culture, but that you are failing to notice that it's just a society with as much negative aspects as any other. It's not all Pocky and cat ears >_> A geek is not trying to be someone else at least.


I know there is a lot wrong with Japan, just like there is a lot wrong with America. Japan has an amazingly high suicide rate because of stress, and pressure. Their school system, or atleast what I've read about it (I can't say much because I haven't been in the school systems), is far from perfect. I've heard of Japanese being prejudice against foreigners, which would make sense because most of Japan is Japanese, that's all they know. I'm a christian, and Japan's christianity rate is very low, many people there are not saved. These examples are only what I've heard, and I can not varify with expeirence because I've never been to Japan. I can't verify any of the positives either because I have no expeirence in Japan, I only have sources of media. I will one day see for myself what Japan is like, and I want to go there not just because of the positives, but because of the negatives. As a teacher, I want to help my students get through school with a great outlook on life. I want to teach my students methods of learning that is not tedious, and stressful, but that can be fun, and entertaining. Because of prejudicies against foreigners, it may be difficult for me to live in Japan and to become accepted. As a christian, I want to share with others my faith. I am not blind to the fact that Japan isn't perfect. No country isn't perfect.

I'm not trying to be someone else. I love who I am, and where God has placed me in my life. I think God has put this great intrest of Japan in my life for a reason, and there's no reason to deny it.
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ahojcookie wrote:
Calling someone a weaboo might be the only thing left to do to make them realize that they're completely lost in a world of idiocy. Although in most cases there seems to be no cure.


haha maybe... i have never heard that before, & i don't really know anyone like that... it just seems kind of judgmental. but i guess i could be the other term "wapanese", because i do have a fondness for the culture. also, my man and i are attempting to learn japanese via rosetta stone and some other software. we are on the lookout for a real teacher though.

we want to go to japan to live for a while at some point. i was actually supposed to go to japan this past june, but i gave it up out of guilt (i didn't want to spend all that $$$ and leave behind my husband- it was for a class). a big mistake btw- never, ever do that- do not give up an opportunity, it may never come again!
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