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ENOUGH! was Re: Racist Slang
Let's talk about cars here people! I'm a JAP and am not in the least bit
offended by the use of the term JAP!
I am offended by the waste of bandwidth this thread has used!
Back to our regularly scheduled programming (hopefully)...
At 08:34 AM 3/19/98 -0800, you wrote:
>Benjamin Weste Pearre wrote:
>> > About a year and a half ago, the QList decided it would be
>> > better if contributors did not use racist slang terms such
>> > as "Jap."
>> Oh jeez. Calling Japanese "Japs" is much like calling citizens of the
>> United States of America "Americans".
> A closer analogy would be "Yanks", or "bl**y Yanks", as the
> Limeys might say. Or "Chinks".
> Point is, these are indeed derogatory (to greater or lesser
> degrees) appellations dating back (at least) to WWII. I cannot
> think of a statement in which "Jap" would be used with a
> *positive* connotation, unless it's in self-deprecatory
> humor. Indeed, in this thread, it has been used exclusively
> in criticism of Japanese engineering.
> Interpretation is everything: origin means little.
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