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Gasnia t1_ja4xcuq wrote

Reminds me of when I was young and playing neopets. I got my first pet, one of the goat things and I tried to name him Horny and the game wouldn't let me. I called my mom over to ask why and she couldn't stop from laughing.


nebenbaum t1_ja7cjt2 wrote

I'm not a native English speaker - when I was younger, I was chatting in a server about Japan and was too lazy to write "Japanese", so I shorthanded it to jap, instead of jp or jpn, because hey, first three letters, right?

Suddenly people got very angry, I was very confused until someone told me that apparently American war propaganda used "jap" as a derogatory term during ww2. Bruh, people can be overly sensitive. I've never heard anyone use that shorthand since, especially not in a derogatory way.