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Posted 11/19/14


I don't like your tone mister.
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At one point, we all had phases of either being a weaboo or anything annoying we did to everyone we knew when hitting puberty/trying to fit in

I was like this during my second year in middle school and some part of my freshman year in high school. After that, I gradually got into different things and as an adult now, I don't even care that much about watching or getting into all the new anime/manga popping up nowadays

Posted 11/19/14
I'm telling you there aren't any of these people that denounce their own culture. I have yet to meet one. I want to teach in japan in the future perhaps but that doesn't mean I deny I am from america. The people that get plastic surgery to become japanese are few to none. The people who actually believe they can throw away their entire culture away to be another is insane. They cannot do the impossible. I just saying I haven't actually met any of these people and if they do exist it's nothing to hate on.

The term weeboo IS used as a way of hurting others and I'm against that.
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Posted 11/19/14

haikinka wrote:



I don't like your tone mister.


So I should stop singing everything I type? Or do you just want me to change my key?

...Wait that wasn't what you meant, huh?
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Posted 11/19/14
*facepalm*

Why are people still using a word that was made up on 4(beep)?
Posted 11/19/14

tridragon1 wrote:
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.


I don't agree. Unless a Japanese person comes up to me and says, "Using my language is offensive", then i see no reason why it would be disrespectful. All of the time, I only see non-Japanese people on the internet complaining about the usage of Japanese words, not actual Japanese people themselves.

And I find it strange that people complain about English speaking people using Japanese words, but not the reverse, when Japanese people use ENGLISH words in their songs, and dialogues. Are they weeaboos too? Are they denouncing their culture to be English?


This is ridiculous. I don't agree with such opinions, especially from non-Japanese people on the INTERNET.

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I see nothing wrong with people "denouncing" their cultures; you are saying this like it's a bad thing? Some muslims denounce their culture due to oppression and/or violence... is that wrong for people to denounce their culture?

White people might have their own reasoning for denouncing their culture, who's to say it's wrong or right? You're not that person, you can't have known their history or reasons why they want to denounce their culture. You're only second guessing someone's reasoning. And that is wrong, imo.



P.S. I'm not angry when typing this, i'm just passionate about presenting my point of view.
Posted 11/19/14
good question
Posted 11/19/14
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I TOTALLY AGREE! There is nothing wrong actually with denouncing your culture! it happens all the time when people move to other cultures!!! Though i think it's a bit unrealistic to lie and say that you've always been american when you lived in japan and moved here. Many Japanese people come to america to have fresh new start like so many others. They try to adapt to the culture they move to. They can never denounce there entire heritage as they will always be japanese but they can denounce a way of living!
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Posted 11/19/14
Can't say that you're not entitled to your own decision. However, refering to the point i said earlier, using English words if you're japanese doesn't make you a Weaboo just like how saying japanese words when you speak English or whatever make you a weaboo, is the process that they denounce their own culture just to become japanese for no legitimate reason but just because they "seen it on anime" etc. It isn't wrong to denounce your culture like the example you gave about some Muslims, but what differentiates them both is that one has a legitimate reason of denouncing their own culture and one just does it for the fun of it without know prior knowledge or full understanding what they're trying to do.
So essentially, denouncing your culture could be a bad thing unless you have a legitimate reason to do so.
(legitimate seems pretty, brief but i'm basically saying if you denounce your culture for a reason such as, curiosity,etc it would be a pretty bad thing to do depending on social and your own opinion)

P.S People do have their own right to do what they want, but I'm just pointing out my opinion but i have in no right take charge in their life if i seem like i'm doing that.
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Posted 11/19/14
As a person who is trying to seriously learn the language, I do get irritated by people trying to say random phrases or words that aren't even pronounced correctly. Most of the time people use them jokingly but those who attempt to incorporate them into normal speech irk me. I don't see the point in speaking in such a ridiculous mix when English is just fine and there's not even a degree of fluency that offers a private conversation. Unlike some who replied before me, in my school "kawaii" is so overused that it's even commonly used by people who aren't even sure what language it comes from so that much is okay.
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Posted 11/19/14

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tridragon1 wrote:
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.


I don't agree. Unless a Japanese person comes up to me and says, "Using my language is offensive", then i see no reason why it would be disrespectful. All of the time, I only see non-Japanese people on the internet complaining about the usage of Japanese words, not actual Japanese people themselves.

And I find it strange that people complain about English speaking people using Japanese words, but not the reverse, when Japanese people use ENGLISH words in their songs, and dialogues. Are they weeaboos too? Are they denouncing their culture to be English?


This is ridiculous. I don't agree with such opinions, especially from non-Japanese people on the INTERNET.

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I see nothing wrong with people "denouncing" their cultures; you are saying this like it's a bad thing? Some muslims denounce their culture due to oppression and/or violence... is that wrong for people to denounce their culture?

White people might have their own reasoning for denouncing their culture, who's to say it's wrong or right? You're not that person, you can't have known their history or reasons why they want to denounce their culture. You're only second guessing someone's reasoning. And that is wrong, imo.



P.S. I'm not angry when typing this, i'm just passionate about presenting my point of view.


It reminds me of when people were going on about how Avril's Hello Kitty MV is offensive. A Japanese dude I know says that there's nothing offensive about it to Japanese people, it's just a bad MV. They shouldn't have needed to take offense in the stead of the Japanese people.

Me personally, I don't care what other people like. It just grinds on me when they bring their negativity into English/Western stuff and say insulting things as if it was a fact, trying to force their opinions onto other people.
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Posted 11/19/14 , edited 11/19/14
Meh live and let live. For a few people I’d wager its a phase they go through before "snapping out of it" and looking back and laughing about it with their friends. Adopting attitudes and behaviours from other cultures has been accruing for thousands of years EG Japan incorporating an Italian alphabet into their written language or British people drinking large amounts of tea. Complaining about non-Japanese speaking people using Japanese words is quite funny particularly as the average person will do the exact same thing without realising (examples being karaoke. kamikaze, Tsunami, etc.) even more so when you see Japanese (or any other non-English speaking nationality) do the exact same thing.
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Posted 11/19/14 , edited 11/19/14

tridragon1 wrote:

Well, this is normally a really heated topic most of the time but how do you find weaboos?

Well, to be honest, it's like playing "spot the vegan". They'll let themselves be know quite easily... :lol:


tridragon1 wrote:

I mean you should of definitely met one of these people once in your lifetime.
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 often hope it's a phase, as Blue says, but I don't like being around it. I usually GTFO as soon as possible in real life. On the internets, I just slink into the shadows or ignore them.


tridragon1 wrote:

An Otaku is kinda different to a Weaboo by the fact that they would be addicted,etc to anime but to a certain extent and don't denounce their culture and country.


Um... no? Just less-ish. With them I feel about the same as francophiles or anglophiles, it's just they (the otaku) are far less pretentious f***s about it.

EDIT: I should also add I'm reading a book right now that has a decent premise, but is written by an american and the story takes place in Korea. Kind of an urban fantasy thing I thought. Except the author has to just toss around random Korean words in italics, (and then define them). The main character is newly transplanted from the US but is EVERYTHING they do or read or listen to is Korean, (including K-pop). It's irritating as nine hells to try and get through because it's just SOOOOOOO much of what is described in the OP. They took a decent premise and killed it by weeabooing out and deciding OMFG!!!! NOT KOREAN ENUFF!!!!!!111eleventyone!!!1"

So it's not just children, and it's not just japanese culture. It's just... ungh.. annoying and disturbing.
Posted 11/19/14
Given that everyone on Crunchyroll is a weeaboo, this is quite a silly thread indeed! True that many are in remission, I see bb kiddies spouting honorifics and making cherry trees and strange font, yep, crunchyroll is seriously weeb infested!
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Posted 11/19/14
I like to joke around but seriously no
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