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Posted 11/19/14 , edited 11/19/14
I can understand being passionate about a certain culture or country, but viewing it with incorrectly clouded positivity and essentially being disrespectful of it by misusing words from said country is both unhealthy and makes you look like a bit of a tit to both the inhabitants of your country and theirs. I'm not going to go around telling them since I don't really care enough, but it is kind of a shame they don't realise how insulting they're being. If I'm honest I tend to cringe more when I hear the Japanese try to talk English since they often don't even try to fake an accent, their own is so thick it's hard to tell what some of them are saying. Plenty of people say 'Well we use certain sounds in our speech that they don't' but to me the French use sounds in their speech (like that throaty way of saying the letter R) that I don't but I can still do them without ripping my throat in half. Even then, at least in anime, we're talking professionally trained actors; not being able to, for example, pronounce the sound 'luh' isn't really something you have an excuse for in that position. I only really bring it up because I got thinking of the recent Zankyo no Terror, but I digress.
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I call myself a weeaboo, cuz why the hell not.
I usually just consider weeaboo to be a lower level of Otaku, since most "otaku" I've seen in anime are not only addicted, but savvy about what they're hooked on. I know that's not what either term is getting at, but don't care, that's how I take it.
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I haven't meet one in real life and I don't intent to meet one by the way it sounds it sound annoying.
Posted 11/19/14
I've never met one, so I don't have an opinion. I see the term being thrown around a lot on most forums. And i see nothing wrong with a white person appreciating something japanese or chinese or whatever.

Or saying japanese words randomly. After all... words like "anime" and "sushi" are JAPANESE and we use them in english sentences.. so why can't someone use "kawaii" in a sentence? Just seems hypocritical to say it's fine to use "sushi" but you can't use "kawaii" because that's not been recognised as an english word yet.


Seems pretentious and dumb.


I also have no problems with white peopel dressing up in kimonos or anything. But i see on the internet, that's a "wrong" thing to do... because apparently it's racist to appreciate other culture's gowns. (Unless the specific culture says no outsiders are allowed to wear the gown... then it isn't wrong to wear it, imo).

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I'm a weeaboo. Or a 'weeb' for short. But, I don't really go all Japanese all the time. Just sometimes.
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Having had to deal with the fanboy/girling, annoying.


If you don't like fanboy/girling I suggest avoiding these forums.
Posted 11/19/14
UGH. I hate the term weeaboo only because it's just another internet term that people use to lower others down from their own imaginary pedestal.

Admit it- nobody actually thinks they're japanese who aren't japanese unless they're insane.

A weeaboo doesn't actually think of themselves as japanese seriously- they just like to geek out an have a good time with the stuff they learn from anime and what not.

I'm seriously studying Japanese- trying to learn how to write and read. Let me tell you I don't go around trying to act like I'm japanese but that still doesn't mean I don't like the culture and enjoy reading and writing in it. I want to use the language as much as possible to learn as well.

There are CHILDREN- you seriously make fun of on the internet and call them weeaboos just because there excited about something .
I think anyone who uses the word is disgusting. They feel bad about themselves so they try to feel better than other people by putting them down.

What did weeaboos ever do to any of you? Annoy you at most? It's stupid. They're no threat.

OMG THIS WEEABOO talked about how much they love japan they are so ANNOYING!

HORRIBLE --- horrible creatures-- liking things and acting like they are japanese when they are not!

OH BOO HOO! did you feel a little discomforted meeting someone who acted a bit to enthusiastic about something they like?

I can't help but to think that people who use the word are only jealous of the fact weeaboos actually have fun while they do not.
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Posted 11/19/14

GayAsianBoy wrote:

I've never met one, so I don't have an opinion. I see the term being thrown around a lot on most forums. And i see nothing wrong with a white person appreciating something japanese or chinese or whatever.

Or saying japanese words randomly. After all... words like "anime" and "sushi" are JAPANESE and we use them in english sentences.. so why can't someone use "kawaii" in a sentence? Just seems hypocritical to say it's fine to use "sushi" but you can't use "kawaii" because that's not been recognised as an english word yet.


Seems pretentious and dumb.


I also have no problems with white peopel dressing up in kimonos or anything. But i see on the internet, that's a "wrong" thing to do... because apparently it's racist to appreciate other culture's gowns. (Unless the specific culture says no outsiders are allowed to wear the gown... then it isn't wrong to wear it, imo).


By the definition, a Weaboo doesn't just appreciate a culture, but denounces their own culture and acts like that said culture, there is nothing wrong(at least in my opinion) of appreciating a culture, but they throw away their own culture which differentiates them from others such as Otaku's who just usually have a "addiction" to a certain thing(sports, etc)

Saying Japanese words randomly words like "anime" and "sushi" aren't really said in random sentences (at least from my experiences) However words such as "kawaii" are not really needed to say something is cute really, I mean what would we call sushi? Fish with rice? The thing with saying something is "kawaii" is the fact that it seems disrespectful, as there is really no rough translation for "sushi" but saying something is "kawaii" instead of calling something cute seems pretty random and feels a bit "wrong" since there really is no point of saying "kawaii" to someone if they know for example English who completely understands what the word "cute" means.

Dressing up in other culture's gowns is pretty different from appreciating it, but i understand what you are saying. The net in general over exaggerates things to certain extents, but i think some people would find it "disrespectful" in some regards.
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Posted 11/19/14
There not to bad
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I personally find them disgusting and weird but am i wrong? I mean someone can like anime, but acting crazy a whole different level.


I personally find your words harsh. I mean despite all your hate, using «disgusting» is just wrong. As for the topic, they don't bother me. We all have obsessions but some people take it too far, to the point they become annoying and disrespectful. That's crossing the line, if not crossed they're awesome people!
Posted 11/19/14

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By the definition, a Weaboo doesn't just appreciate a culture, but denounces their own culture and acts like that said culture, there is nothing wrong(at least in my opinion) of appreciating a culture, but they throw away their own culture which differentiates them from others such as Otaku's who just usually have a "addiction" to a certain thing(sports, etc)

Saying Japanese words randomly words like "anime" and "sushi" aren't really said in random sentences (at least from my experiences) However words such as "kawaii" are not really needed to say something is cute really, I mean what would we call sushi? Fish with rice? The thing with saying something is "kawaii" is the fact that it seems disrespectful, as there is really no rough translation for "sushi" but saying something is "kawaii" instead of calling something cute seems pretty random and feels a bit "wrong" since there really is no point of saying "kawaii" to someone if they know for example English who completely understands what the word "cute" means.

Dressing up in other culture's gowns is pretty different from appreciating it, but i understand what you are saying. The net in general over exaggerates things to certain extents, but i think some people would find it "disrespectful" in some regards.


Ok.

How do you explain why we use "anime" instead of animation, then? Why? Is animation not specific enough for "anime"?

English is a language that borrows words from many different languages, including Latin, French, Italian, German etc. To say someone can't use a foreign word in an English sentence is outright stupid and hypocritical... since English itself is just a collection of other languages.


And for things like... -chan, -san and -sama. You actually can't translate these into English... there's no English equivalent... so why do we get called "weeaboos" for using those?
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Posted 11/19/14 , edited 11/19/14

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UGH. I hate the term weeaboo only because it's just another internet term that people use to lower others down from their own imaginary pedestal.

Admit it- nobody actually thinks they're japanese who aren't japanese unless they're insane.

A weeaboo doesn't actually think of themselves as japanese seriously- they just like to geek out an have a good time with the stuff they learn from anime and what not.

I'm seriously studying Japanese- trying to learn how to write and read. Let me tell you I don't go around trying to act like I'm japanese but that still doesn't mean I don't like the culture and enjoy reading and writing in it. I want to use the language as much as possible to learn as well.

There are CHILDREN- you seriously make fun of on the internet and call them weeaboos just because there excited about something .
I think anyone who uses the word is disgusting. They feel bad about themselves so they try to feel better than other people by putting them down.

What did weeaboos ever do to any of you? Annoy you at most? It's stupid. They're no threat.

OMG THIS WEEABOO talked about how much they love japan they are so ANNOYING!

HORRIBLE --- horrible creatures-- liking things and acting like they are japanese when they are not!

OH BOO HOO! did you feel a little discomforted meeting someone who acted a bit to enthusiastic about something they like?

I can't help but to think that people who use the word are only jealous of the fact weeaboos actually have fun while they do not.

If you don't really like the term "weeaboo" you could always use the term wapanese which it deprived from.

The thing is, there are actually some people denounce their culture to try and "become" and "imitate" japanese culture and the facts you just stated is basically describing a person who isn't one, I mean if they don't think they're japanese, thats all to it tbh. It's just the fact that they denounce their culture which is the bridge to becoming a Weaboo from for example a Anime/manga/Light Novel Otaku
Posted 11/19/14

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If you don't like fanboy/girling I suggest avoiding these forums.


Not quite what I meant babes.
Posted 11/19/14
face it weeaboo, you eill never be japanese
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Posted 11/19/14

haikinka wrote:


octorockandroll wrote:


If you don't like fanboy/girling I suggest avoiding these forums.


Not quite what I meant babes.


Then what?
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Posted 11/19/14

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tridragon1 wrote:
By the definition, a Weaboo doesn't just appreciate a culture, but denounces their own culture and acts like that said culture, there is nothing wrong(at least in my opinion) of appreciating a culture, but they throw away their own culture which differentiates them from others such as Otaku's who just usually have a "addiction" to a certain thing(sports, etc)

Saying Japanese words randomly words like "anime" and "sushi" aren't really said in random sentences (at least from my experiences) However words such as "kawaii" are not really needed to say something is cute really, I mean what would we call sushi? Fish with rice? The thing with saying something is "kawaii" is the fact that it seems disrespectful, as there is really no rough translation for "sushi" but saying something is "kawaii" instead of calling something cute seems pretty random and feels a bit "wrong" since there really is no point of saying "kawaii" to someone if they know for example English who completely understands what the word "cute" means.

Dressing up in other culture's gowns is pretty different from appreciating it, but i understand what you are saying. The net in general over exaggerates things to certain extents, but i think some people would find it "disrespectful" in some regards.


Ok.

How do you explain why we use "anime" instead of animation, then? Why? Is animation not specific enough for "anime"?

English is a language that borrows words from many different languages, including Latin, French, Italian, German etc. To say someone can't use a foreign word in an English sentence is outright stupid and hypocritical... since English itself is just a collection of other languages.


And for things like... -chan, -san and -sama. You actually can't translate these into English... there's no English equivalent... so why do we get called "weeaboos" for using those?


People tend to other exaggerate the term "weeaboo" most of the time, simply saying -chan -san, etc is regarded as disrespectful and "wrong" in certain regards. The thing about using a foreign word in the English language (in this case Japanese) is that it wouldn't be regarded as disrespectful since the word "anime" is used to describe Japanese Animation but something like "Kawaii" isn't used to describe something as "japanese Cute"(not really a great example but in retrospect)
The normal definition of a weaboo is normally the process of denouncing ones culture and trying to become another's they also use Japanese but end up pronouncing it wrong making them look like complete asses.
Meaning using -Chan -San,etc wouldn't make you become a weaboo but just plain disrespectful in certain respects. However the main thing that differentiates the most is the fact they DENOUNCE their culture.
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