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.