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08-15-2009, 08:10 PM

Good point. Somehow, through some seemingly inexplicable reason, a short form becomes an insult. For example, gaijin is a short form of gaikokujin. Is this an isolated incident? No! For example, the Japs rather than the Japanese or Pakis instead of Pakistanis. Short forms/contractions are not new so why should they have taken on this offensive quality? It doesn't add up to me but we have to play the game. Call a black guy a ni*ger at your peril!
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08-15-2009, 08:34 PM

Everyone, thanks for all of the opinions! I really enjoyed learning about people's opinions, thoughts, ideas, etc. Unfortunately, I think I've been spending too much time on here defending myself and my opinions... almost 5 hours a day now, it seems... whereas real life is waiting for me! I'm going to study abroad in Japan in a couple of weeks, and I really hope I don't spend 5+ hours a day on a forum while I'm there. x_x

Thanks to everyone who I had a great conversation with. I feel kind of bad for abandoning my own thread, but please continue the thread without me.

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Admitting defeat.

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Admitting defeat.
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08-16-2009, 04:57 AM

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