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Perceived cultural wackiness
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I've spent a few hours here and there watching commercials and media from other countries.(mainly Japan) After watching quite a few of them I've noticed that some are just strange or don't exactly makes sense to me, probably because I do not live there or had the chance to leave my home country.

So I guess my questions are,

What kind of things have YOU noticed about other countries media that seems extremely odd or crazy?
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What crazy or manic things do you wish you better understood about other countries?

(just curious about other people's thoughts)

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i will never understand the Wapanese. Never.
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Nothing, I don't think I want to understand cultural differences as it's not worth the trouble. It's like learning to speak French, absolutely no point.
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steph1425 wrote:

i will never understand the Wapanese. Never.


Lol......yeah I don't exactly get that either.....maybe it's cuz I'm old haha

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underlock wrote:

Nothing, I don't think I want to understand cultural differences as it's not worth the trouble. It's like learning to speak French, absolutely no point.


It could be fun.....the learning cultural differences part, definitely not the french part (I've heard they are a bit indifferent about Americans)
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Posted 9/27/11 , edited 9/27/11

notjzr wrote:


steph1425 wrote:

i will never understand the Wapanese. Never.


Lol......yeah I don't exactly get that either.....maybe it's cuz I'm old haha



Wapanese - Japanese wannabe, as in "I wannabe Japanese, 'cause it's subarashii!" A member of a small, spreading subculture, usually someone with only the most superficial, shallow-minded concept of Japan and her culture and language, who decides that it is somehow something to be worshipped, and proceeds to do so by way of the to-be-expected most shallow and silly means, e.g., using language sprinkled with Japanese pop culture words, eating, displaying and talking about Pocky and other Japanese junk food, doing Japanese cutesy girls cosplay, wearing ridiculous makeup in imitation of faddish Japanese girls intentionally wearing ridiculous makeup in order to identify with a certain mod-like, drifting, anti-authoritarian, hedonistic, morally compassless, often suicidal youth subculture, imitation of the Japanese imitation of gangsta baggy clothing, obsessed with the shallowest, most empty-headed anime such as Pokemon and very superficially with subjects such as ninja or Japanese calligraphy or martial arts. It should be noted that wapanese are not Japanophiles in the true sense, in that they do not actually study anything or bother to acquire any depth of knowledge about things Japanese. Wapanese are more shallow dabblers and voyeurs. Japanophiles can be a nuisance breed, too, and sometimes dreamy voyeurs, but they are different, usually immersing themselves headlong into one or more aspects of Japanese culture, sometimes losing themselves in it. The Japanohpile may become a professor or a Japanese language or martial arts teacher; the wapanese probably will never amount to anything, because the wapaneseness is just a symptom of his or her drifting cluelessness.

this is what a "wapanese" is. Honestly if anyone is offended by this, Get a life. I'm tired of people telling me to "SAY SOME THING IN JAPANESE XD" and then butchering the language by putting the few phrases they know and mixing them in with English.
Posted 9/27/11
I'm a anime watcher and i always liked the culture of japan and i like the food but i wont use Japanese words in talking with people
and trying to fully understand it is like impossible for most of us
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Posted 9/27/11 , edited 9/27/11

darkaap11 wrote:

I'm a anime watcher and i always liked the culture of japan and i like the food but i wont use Japanese words in talking with people
and trying to fully understand it is like impossible for most of us


nah a wapanese is some one truly OBSESSED with japan. As in, just wanna do a Japanese person, cause their Japanese. And a good example is this:




note that she's saying cute cat-chan (is) idiot idiot dog ya know.

if you translate it literally.
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steph1425 wrote:


notjzr wrote:


steph1425 wrote:

i will never understand the Wapanese. Never.


Lol......yeah I don't exactly get that either.....maybe it's cuz I'm old haha



Wapanese- There is a difference between liking anime and being Wapanese.

An anime watcher does just that, he watches anime.

The Wapanese watch anime and will think they were born and raised in Japan.

An anime watcher may use a quote now an then from an anime he likes.

The Wapanese will try to learn Japanese, but not the correct way, from watching anime. They'll only learn a few words and use them with English, using what is called Japanglish.

An anime watcher will watch what he can on television or maybe buy a video or DVD.

The Wapanese will buy untranslated anime and translate them horribly. They will proceed to gripe and complain that their hacked up garbage is better than anything ever made.

An anime watcher will do nothing else.

Due to a chemical imbalance in their heads, the Wapanese will denounce their country, stalk Asian girls, eat nothing but Asian food, grow disgustingly huge and/or pale, live in their parents house until they are 30 or older, and generally be annoyances for the rest of their lives or until they snap out of it.




I did not write this. I am sorry if anyone is offended by this. Go kill urban dictionary not me kay!


LOL, that is probably the best dictionary on earth(SOMETIMES!) . To that I respond.....to each their own?(I guess?)

Thank you for that btw....
Posted 9/27/11 , edited 9/27/11

steph1425 wrote:


darkaap11 wrote:

I'm a anime watcher and i always liked the culture of japan and i like the food but i wont use Japanese words in talking with people
and trying to fully understand it is like impossible for most of us


nah a wapanese is some one truly OBSESSED with japan. As in, just wanna do a Japanese person, cause their Japanese. And a good example is this:




thats kinda of scary if you ask me
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darkaap11 wrote:


steph1425 wrote:


darkaap11 wrote:

I'm a anime watcher and i always liked the culture of japan and i like the food but i wont use Japanese words in talking with people
and trying to fully understand it is like impossible for most of us


nah a wapanese is some one truly OBSESSED with japan. As in, just wanna do a Japanese person, cause their Japanese. And a good example is this:




thats kinda of scary if you ask me


its is why i will never under stand them. never.
Posted 9/27/11

steph1425 wrote:


darkaap11 wrote:


steph1425 wrote:


darkaap11 wrote:

I'm a anime watcher and i always liked the culture of japan and i like the food but i wont use Japanese words in talking with people
and trying to fully understand it is like impossible for most of us


nah a wapanese is some one truly OBSESSED with japan. As in, just wanna do a Japanese person, cause their Japanese. And a good example is this:




thats kinda of scary if you ask me


its is why i will never under stand them. never.


i fully agree with you i think nobody will ever understand them.
to be so obsessed with a other country is just weird.
like i dont hate my country but i dont like it either but its still a part of me if you get what i mean.
Posted 9/27/11

darkaap11 wrote:
to be so obsessed with a other country is just weird.


Correction: to be obsessed with any country, even your own, is weird.
Posted 9/27/11 , edited 9/27/11

underlock wrote:


darkaap11 wrote:
to be so obsessed with a other country is just weird.


Correction: to be obsessed with any country, even your own, is weird.

yeah thats true did thought of that one

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Incessant squandering...

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