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esp. those starring jessica alba.
i will so go and see this.
what do you think will be next?
i still need to lend you that.
'jap' starred out on the sidebar?
i was just going to post this. worded and formatted EXACTLY the same.
i'd equate it with 'Brit'
How about 'yankee'?
or 'saffa' or 'kiwi'[debatable]
in front of it, i would agree. but otherwise, i don't think so.
or call anyone a 'jap'
and i wouldn't equate 'jap' with any of the ones you have mentioned.
It was clearly just an abbreviation to write something a but quicker on an internet message board. Get over yourself the queen of fucking rightousness
You still irritate the living bejesus out of me
What Robyn said is totally reasonable. It's a racial slur. How do I know? I'd call an Australian an 'aussie' to their face but I wouldn't call the Japanese people I know 'japs'.
I don't really see how pointing that out was being massively self-righteous in this case.
And 'not calling anyone a Jap to their face' is dubious reasoning. I wouldn't use the title 'nigger horror film remakes' any more than I'm sure you or Sarah would.
I've always wanted to say this: You are a massive wanker
I have absolutely no hate for you.
I bet 'nip' and 'chinky' aren't censored.
It's just a shortening of 'japanese'. Hardly an ethnic slur.
j*ps eye is the MEDICAL TERM. Right?
to describe it?
about it without upsetting the PC BRIGADE.
American WWII propaganda song that goes;
"We're gonna have to slap
The dirty little Jap
And Uncle Sam's the Man who's gonna do it"
There's a great scene in the movie Tracks where Dennis Hopper is running naked through a train trying to avoid the military police while this song plays in the background
just thought I'd throw that in there...
is the Jap part of this thread censored??Ehy??
What's offensive about Jap...?
and is J*p really any better?
It's just making an issue out of nothing.
I suggest "Bugs Bunny Nips the Nips", a 1940's cartoon in which good old Bugs kills lots of Japanese soldiers stone dead.
but "jap" is a slur and nothing but a slur in america, and since DiS is on the world wide web, they're probably just covering wider standards
No, but it's not about 'cleanin up' what's said: the filter is there to make sure people's work firewalls don't flag the site as using inappropriate language for people who are merely viewing the articles and for whom the side bar of forum topics is of no moment.
this made it through?
You don't call people yankees, do you?
The selection is based on what existing firewalls block, not on logic.
so will never be blocked.
with a negative adjective in front of them.
Yank and Jap are probably equivalent - I wouldn't call an American a 'Yank' to their face either.
The question of what the board censors down the side has NOTHING to do with that really.
It's about what a work server will block:
- Jap, one meaning, may offend, ergo could be blocked if uncensord
- Yankee, one meaning but archaic and also (probably) of relevance to Civil War histories (?) and the song Yankee Doodle Dandy, hence very unlikely to be blocked.
- Yank one derogatory meaning but one entirely innocent meaning that's far more common in use, ergo it won't be blocked so no need to censor.
though, i call my american friends yanks to their faces. and my pakistani friend a paki. we all do it. i guess it depends on your group of friends i spose - what's acceptable and what's not.
As ever, we must assume we are talking about strangers or casual acquaintances.
heh, i saw "pom" used by the BBC news site the other day to describe British immigrants to Australia
For future reference, can everyone read the part of 'Down and Out in London and Paris' where it is explained how a word can be considered an insult.
That said, I would like LLB to go on more rampages.
That would be ace!