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Are you offended by the use of the "W" word?
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Posted 7/25/14

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pls don't get triggered


Posted 7/26/14 , edited 7/26/14
I couldn't care less what people call me.

At first I thought the "w" word meant whore, thank god for descriptions.
Posted 7/26/14
not offended.

but I just hate that word because it reminds me of someone talking to a baby (peekaboo)... and I hate babytalk as well. it's annoying as hell. I hate when people talk to babies, pets or plants. it's just very creepy to me.
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Posted 7/26/14
Its better than being a normalfag
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Posted 7/26/14 , edited 7/26/14
Weaboo is just like any other insult, gets old fast.
And in the end they are just words and so I really don't care.
People are going to be pricks and that's the way of the world.
You can either decide to ignore it or whine about it and feel ashamed about your interests.
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Posted 7/26/14
I know words are just words, but words like that still kinda bugs me. Especially used by people who think they can pass judgement onto other peoples' ways of life, assuming that there is only one.
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Posted 7/26/14
Maybe I'm just old but I have never even heard of the term "weebaboo" before. I wouldn't take any offense to it though. I love anime, I love Japan, I love Japanese and Korean music (all genres), I love video games, and have a wide variety of interests. I was lucky to have the experience of living in Japan for almost 10 years and that is where I developed my love of the culture and language. If anyone has a problem with a person who has a love and an interest in different things, then I think that says a lot about their character.
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Posted 7/26/14 , edited 7/26/14
Dem fighting words!

Actually no. I don't hang with people so ignorant, or people who wear forehead protectors and cat ears for that matter...
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Posted 7/26/14
Like people would admit a weakness. If it's true then it'll hurt them but a lot of us have gotten to the point where we don't care what names people call me. I actually find it funny when people call me names.
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Posted 7/26/14
Haha the only people IMO that even know what that word means and use it correctly are complete morons, or 12 yr old children, so why would I care?
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Posted 7/26/14 , edited 7/26/14





Weeaboo is a derogatory term without a doubt. The actual definition of a "weeaboo" is and I quote: "Weeaboo (a.k.a Wapanese) is an English slang used to describe a person (typically of non-Asian descent) who prefers Japan and all things in Japanese over one’s indigenous culture. The term is a successive mutation of “Wapanese,” a derogatory slur referring to western Japanophiles with a strong bias towards Japanese cultural and tech imports."

Source: http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/subcultures/weeaboo

In other words, Weeaboo is meant to be a word that is used in a derogatory manner. Many people who understand this have come to avoid using the word "weeaboo" and oftentimes refer to themselves as an "otaku" (although the American definition of otaku is very different from the Japanese definition of one) or, in my case, I would simply call myself "an anime enthusiast".

I've been in the anime community for a long time; weeaboo is a word you want to avoid calling yourself or calling others for many would actually get offended if you called them a "weeaboo"), especially since it encapsulates many individuals who love anime, true, but who are coming off as mildly racist due to a lack of understanding of the culture and the language as a whole.

Weeaboos oftentimes lack an understanding of the Japanese people, culture, and language as a whole and this lack of understanding can come off as offensive when said "weeaboo" claims all their knowledge of Japanese culture via anime (since anime is hardly every representative of Japanese culture, just as American television is hardly representative of American culture) and oftentimes wish they were born Japanese instead of whatever race or culture they are (which, in its own way, is racist).

If you want an better understanding of "weeaboos" and the difference between them and "otaku" or other anime fans, read this very brief article:

http://community.us.playstation.com/t5/Anime/quot-Otaku-quot-and-quot-Weeaboo-quot-What-these-words-exactly/td-p/30214115

Here is an excerpt:

"A weeaboo basically is just an otaku that has taken their passion into something more drastic. Basically they start replacing English words such as "Cat" and "Cute" with "Neko" and "Kawaii". They will use these words almost all the time online and offline and abuse them. Also they curse how they aren't Japanese and don't dare to touch stuff such as American video games or watch any American media. "Weeaboo" is an insult because of this."

If you have any question, feel free to PM me or respond to this post.
Posted 7/26/14
I personally find it funny. It sounds funny. Doesn't it tickle your innards... A little?
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Posted 7/26/14
No, because I'm not. If someone calls me that, I will politely inform them that I am a red-blooded American and I am proud to be in a nation that allows one to appreciate other cultures.

Also, because there are people like that that really exist and some of them are dangerous antisocial freaks.
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Posted 7/26/14 , edited 7/26/14
i think id find it worst being called Obsessed. And well i do have friend who used a worst term... mixing a Spanish slang word with Otaku... literally makes me feel sad having a friend like that every time he uses that word.
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Posted 7/26/14
I haven't even heard the term until today. It doesn't seem that offensive to me to be honest. :x
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