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    "Jap" and why you shouldn't use it

    "Jap" is not an acceptable abbreviation for "Japan" or "Japanese". It is a racial slur that can be extremely hurtful to many. Please don't use it.



    Spell out "Japanese" or use an alternate abbreviation: "jpn" and "jpns" are both common and acceptable.

    About the slur:
    Jap - Wiktionary
    Jap - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Anti-Japanese Propaganda
    Racist Propaganda

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    Re: "Jap" and why you shouldn't use it

    Your right that word is very offensive, I don't see why people have to say it either, it only takes like .5 seconds more to say japan, or japanese.

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    Re: "Jap" and why you shouldn't use it

    wow...I seriously had no clue..not that i ever used that word...
    thanks for the info tsurara!!
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    Re: "Jap" and why you shouldn't use it

    The first place I heard this term being used was the military. They use this among hundreds of other racial slurs. Its common to use it actually. Its not that the military is racist they just see everyone as inferior. Ok maybe they are racist...

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    Re: "Jap" and why you shouldn't use it

    Quote Originally Posted by solking View Post
    The first place I heard this term being used was the military. They use this among hundreds of other racial slurs. Its common to use it actually. Its not that the military is racist they just see everyone as inferior. Ok maybe they are racist...

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    Re: "Jap" and why you shouldn't use it

    Im sorry i used it but didnt know k i thought it would be okay but i wont do it anymore okay so you dont have to worry about me anymore.

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    Re: "Jap" and why you shouldn't use it

    I didn't know that there were people here unaware of the slur's offensive and derogatory nature. To need such a sticky on this forum... Oh well. Another assumation gone wrong. The sticky's useful, anyway.

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    Re: "Jap" and why you shouldn't use it

    ah, i'm so glad someone posted this info, i am so sick of hearing and seeing that word, hopefully this will lower its use around here, at least with the people who care.
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