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Weeaboo=ignorance, as many here have stated.

I've been called a weeaboo once, by someone who didn't actually understand what the word meant and just applied it to me because I said I like anime and Japan, and tried to argue that me wanting to go to Japan makes me a weeaboo. I let it roll off my shoulders, but you should think before calling people names.

However, I do acknowledge how much of a weeaboo I was in middle school... I thought I knew everything about Japan and anime, but I knew nothing, and oh was I annoying.... Glad I grew out of that. I admit when there are aspects of Japan I don't know much about and need to do more research on and don't treat others like they no nothing anymore.
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I have been called a Weeaboo a few times, mainly because i watch a lot Anime and read a lot Manga also for wanting to visit Japan, the first time i was called it I was like what does that even mean, then one of my friends told me and i thought "well that guy is an idiot" because clearly he didn't know what a Weeaboo was. Also been called an Otaku which to be honest doesn't bother me because I guess it could be true to an extent as all i really do is watch Anime and read (Manga included).
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eyefinity wrote:

if you have an entire tumblr blog dedicated to anime and you weren't Japanese. yeah i'd call you a weaboo.

if all you know about japan is jpop anime and jp video games then yeah i'd call you a weaboo.

if you use multiple japanese words in your sentences and you aren't japanese. yeah id most definitely call you a weaboo.


My thoughts exactly. I'd say the thing that bothers me most is when people add Japanese honorifics to names.
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Weeaboo are weeaboo
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la82301 wrote:

This is just my opinion but don't let someone says get you down, after all what they say are just words.


That's not an opinion, that's the truth!
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I hate when people are called weaboos, seems discriminatory, which no one likes.

Heck, some might call me or a friend a weaboo just because we both are actually trying to learn Japanese.
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Weeaboo's ??? I thought they said Weebelows, like in the cub/boy scouts, hehehe
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I find it a narrow minded term. I've seen it used often enough to put down anyone who likes anything Japanese rather than someone who likes everything Japanese. Heck, just saying you prefer the original Japanese dub over the American dub can get you branded this by some. But it's just a name. Don't let it stop your passion or keep you from sharing your passion.
Posted 7/4/13 , edited 7/4/13

AcadGlade wrote:

Weeaboo's ??? I thought they said Weebelows, like in the cub/boy scouts, hehehe


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Ah, weeaboo. The last time I've heard that word was a long time ago; one of my close friends called me it for the lolz. I found it funny because he also watches anime. I don't really want to reiterate what everyone else has said, so I'll just say that I agree with most of what was said so far.

If anyone calls you a "weeaboo," I honestly wouldn't take it too seriously. They're probably using the word wrongly.

I've recently started watching anime again, and I enjoy playing most types of video games (including j-rpgs). Does this make me a weeaboo? Maybe, but I don't really care if it does haha. I just do what I enjoy doing.

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ItachiGaiden wrote:

I find it a narrow minded term. I've seen it used often enough to put down anyone who likes anything Japanese rather than someone who likes everything Japanese. Heck, just saying you prefer the original Japanese dub over the American dub can get you branded this by some. But it's just a name. Don't let it stop your passion or keep you from sharing your passion.


You know, I used to Comic Con in San Diego As A Klingon Warrior, Also I used to go to Grand Slam in Pasadena as A Klingon Warrior, I'll tell you, the only thing some one shouted at me or my associates was " I HATE STAR WARS " like he thought we were from that bunch. I had to laugh, once a pizzeria refused to let us come in and eat, (well to be honest, we all were still in uniform and klingon persona, so you can understand their feelings, (heheheh).

Just remember the one calling you a weeaboo, is a coward, he's too afraid to say it up close.
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I dislike using the term weeaboo for that reason; it wasn't normally used when applying to people who are obsessed with the Japanese culture.
So what if they're anime fanatics? Doesn't mean they're completely obsessed with it...
But others, I swear some people I know wish they were born in Japan.

What I thought it meant for a while, was if you're obsessed with a certain culture. So, I was always like:

"I'm a Norway weeaboo. I want to be Norwegian or live somewhere in Scandinavia. I'm kind of Swedish, does that count?"
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Hachikobubble wrote:

I dislike using the term weeaboo for that reason; it wasn't normally used when applying to people who are obsessed with the Japanese culture.
So what if they're anime fanatics? Doesn't mean they're completely obsessed with it...
But others, I swear some people I know wish they were born in Japan.

What I thought it meant for a while, was if you're obsessed with a certain culture. So, I was always like:

"I'm a Norway weeaboo. I want to be Norwegian or live somewhere in Scandinavia. I'm kind of Swedish, does that count?"


I really like anime, whether it's subbed OR Dubbed, whatever, But I don't love everything about Japanese Culture, some things I do, but there are some attitudes I find deplorable. Iike since I'm richer I'm better than you attitude. What I like about Japan is it's natural diversity within a small area, I love the food, (except sushi). I like most of the trains there, so my attitude with the " weeaboo callers " is ignore them, they're not worth the effort to talk back or give a obscene gesture to.
Posted 7/5/13
See also Wapanese.
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I just learned that word and another one reading someone's post on another board. We were talking about how annoying random hugs were. I found it quite surprising after almost ten years that still goes on within the anime fandom. Quite sad really.


And ****** I HATE glomping. If you don't know me, don't bloody hug me you damn Weeaboos.]


Glomping and Weeaboo.

Maybe if people didn't "take back" Otaku, that word might not even be used that way.
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