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The term weeaboo
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I've personally never been called a weeaboo

Also the way I heard the word described was it was a term that referred to a person who is not culturally educated so they take fiction to be an absolute accurate portrayal of a culture, in this case Japanese culture. After seeing this topic I think this isn't the common definition

I think that if the word actually does mean what I was originally told then I don't see as much a problem with it, because a person should learn the truth before acting like they know something

But if weeaboo is going to just be a way to call someone out for liking anime or manga, then I really dislike the term. I've gotten really tired of people being immediately called out just because of what they watch on TV
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I'm really not fond of the term considering how often I hear it. The aggravating part is that I hear it most often from people who I'm around pretty often, and they willingly use it to describe themselves. I don't see how they can enjoy using the term at all considering that they clearly understand what it's meaning is.
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ive only heard of the word weeaboo for the first time a couple of months ago and nobody that ive met so far has ever called me that, most people find my...obsession...a little weird but go on about their day without much thought (and believe me, im about as weeaboo-ish as they come) and a bunch of people i know are also die hard otaku so i just become better friends with them when i find out.

Also, from what a weeaboo is being defined as seems like it is for America what Otaku is in Japan, an insult...to most people anyway, because some otaku in Japan proudly proclaim it (which is why i constantly compare it to being gay in the US, a lot of people are ashamed to be like that and hide it from the world and others proudly put it out in the open) and pretty much the same seems to go with the weeaboos (from what i see and understand, at least)

a bit random, but itd be cool if in Japan they could use the term weeaboo like how otaku is used in America, where it is pretty much just a self professed label that is worn with pride
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I thought the term weeaboo went out with "pwned" and other tired old netspeak?

Oddly enough, I hadn't even thought about it until I saw this post XD

THANKS! lol
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Posted 7/6/13
Is that term suppose to be offensive? I rather be called weeaboo than fat
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Apparently, I used to call my bestfriend in high school an egg. White on the outside and yellow on the inside. The guy is now married a girl from mainland China and have a son. I don't remember teasing him about his asian fetish nor do I remember being acting like a coconut as he described. I remember using yellow fever. Fun times either way.
Posted 7/6/13
Are you a weeaboo?

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Do people even use that term in real life? I've only ever seen it on 4chan's /a/ board and occasionally on reddit.

As for taking offense to it...why? Yeah I watch anime, read manga, play visual novels, etc etc. Who cares? I'm not exactly flamboyant about it in public, so the only reason a person would know about my hobbies is if they asked.



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Personally, I think the term is hysterical.

Sure, some people think it's offensive, but what I love most about the manga/anime community is that when an insult is thrown at us we adopt the term and just run with it all giggles and smiles. It becomes a community joke, we identify with it, and instead of it letting it upset us we say "Yeah, so? I totally am a weeaboo!"

Sure it has some negative connotations because people who aren't part of the community, or don't understand our community, coined it. But all together, I dont find it offensive in the least, it's funny and we laugh about it.
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Yeah, maybe sometimes people call anyone who is an anime fan a weeaboo, which is annoying, but actual weeaboos are really annoying as well. It's totally fine to be a huge fan of anime/manga, but using Japanese words in your sentences or wearing cat ears everyday to school is completely ridiculous.
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The term Weeaboo...should not be offensive at all but more of a title

In an example would be athletes, they know what there doing, they like what there doing, and most important they dont care what someone else thinks of them...its there belief.
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xSwordCutlass wrote:

Doesn't matter what people think, we're all awesome in my mind.


Most of us are awesome ... Some are just annoying *Cough cough hannahminx*
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check out these Otaku problems vid :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqRngzq9nto
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I have never heard of this until today. Even though I believe I was Japanese in a past life, I am a proud anime fan. Whenever someone insults me, IDGAF. ^_^
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Baka, Baka, Baka! The word weaboo is just a way for people who don't like animu to make fun of us with sugoi tatse! You should arigatou gozaimasu for participating in this thread Here's me and my friend making a video for our animuclub btw!!!! XEDDDD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Utnb5Mru_zo

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If you act like that, you deserve to have stupid terms like 'weaboo' thrown at you. I have no problem with the word. It's like any other derogatory term. Just use it properly if you're going to use it at all.
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