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I just wanna know opinions on this word. It seems its so loosely used now it just feels like a way to make people feel bad for just simply watching anime. So I wanna know, how do you feel about the word "weeaboo"?
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People on the Internet will always insult others. Nothing you can do. Maybe because of the anonymity, they can do things they normally don't do? Or they are always jerks haha.
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I never looked into the origin of the term - I just remember seeing pictures with similar themes.

Anyways, made up internet words don't really affect me. It may be because on other sites I don't have an anime picture, much like here hahaha, but also my names don't really give anything away unless someone sees the references. I just never hear it directed at me often enough.

It must suck if you get angry about hearing it, but you always have the option to spend your time away from those people. In short, I feel it is just a made up word that only has meaning if the target gets upset by it.
Posted 4/11/14
Can't have too many threads about the term weeaboo I suppose.

I don't care about it. At all.
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It makes me mad; when I moved out to live in a dorm in Kyouto with other people, my friends ostracized some of my classmates.. calling them weeaboos.
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I couldn't care less when someone uses it.
Posted 4/11/14 , edited 4/11/14
An over used term by jerks that don't understand culture is no fun if you can't share it.

It's strange considering the content of CR how often it pops up in the forums as way to insult others (see the sub v. dub thread).
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14383421 wrote:
I never looked into the origin of the term - I just remember seeing pictures with similar themes.
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Comes from this (unrelated to anime) comic http://pbfcomics.com/71.
People on 4chan or some other site started using the term to make fun of anime nerds.
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Weeaboo is a word reserved for those who are not of one culture trying to learn it only due to and for the sake of Anime/manga. It's a derogatory term for Whitey trying to be Asian. The color equilivant of Cracka for whites being black.

In some cases Weeaboo has become a misguided term, not that it wasn't. It was to make fun of others who always added "-Desu" or "Kawaii" and/or common Japanese words into an english sentence. Was the original implied meaning of Weeaboo.

Of course 4chan started it thanks to /a trying to invade /b which ended up really bad for /a and /y.
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Lul, you're a [word I saw used on the internet once]!
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When I think of that word, I think of a cute furry monster.
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We a' boo you. We boo you. Wee a boo you.
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I can't say I care about the term. The meaning has become distorted, and I don't really even think of it as an insult. These days, it means little more than someone who likes Japanese culture and spends a lot of time with Japanese media.

Yes, I love Japanese culture. Oh no! I should hide out of shame.


mcslave wrote:
In some cases Weeaboo has become a misguided term, not that it wasn't. It was to make fun of others who always added "-Desu" or "Kawaii" and/or common Japanese words into an english sentence. Was the original implied meaning of Weeaboo.


Actually trying to fit です (desu) into an English sentence would sound extremely awkward. You'd end up with sentences like "I weeaboo desu" (or if you really want to keep English grammar "I desu weeaboo"), because having two copula in a sentence doesn't make any sense. This means that anyone who chooses to do this is less a weeaboo and more an idiot. Using 可愛い (kawaii) is less bad. At least Japanese adjective equivalents are grammatically very similar to English adjectives.
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It's like white people know more about other people's culture than knowing their own.
Ask them to name their states, probably all of them, and a few of them would fail.

There was an episode on Jimmy Kimmel where they asked a lady how many stars in the US flag. She responded, "I don't know. I can't count them because the flag is waving way too much against the wind."


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There's even a clip on Youtube where youngsters [18 > age > 26] being asked what Dr Martin Luther King Day was. Yes, even the "African Americans" or "black people" failed to answer the question.

Do they even know the true meaning of Dr Martin Luther King Day? [rhetorical]

Oh, let freedom ring.
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It's like white people know more about other people's culture than knowing their own.
Ask them to name their states, probably all of them, and a few of them would fail.

There was an episode on Jimmy Kimmel where they asked a lady how many stars in the US flag. She responded, "I don't know. I can't count them because the flag is waving way too much against the wind."
lol so true.
Before you become an expert on someone's culture, learn your own.
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