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Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by FlySolo
It was obvious the OP meant that term in an endearing way, and I cannot imagine any Japanese person that would be offended by it, yet we have well-meaning do-gooders that are more than willing to jump up and be offended on their behalf?
Its only racist if the intent is racist. That isn't the case here.
it is this type of political correctness that ruins all the actual meaningful attempts at political correctness.
Originally posted by sapien82
I think that it is offensive to call a japanese person a jap , also a chinese person a chink!
But in no way is it offensive to call someone from pakistan a paki ! the name means land of the pakis
same as afghans , tajiks, uzbeks so on and so forth !
Scotland, England , Ireland ! cmon thats obvious , but its considered offensive , because its not socially correct to call a japanese person a jap , politcal correctness can do one !
would they be offended if you called them a sun ? since they come from the land of the rising sun?
Im off on a tangent