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RE: Is it true that the Japanese don't really like foreigner

Postby Infidel » Mon 11.13.2006 4:49 pm

I wasn't at all offended, as you can (hopefully) see from the last bit I added to my post. This is just one of my English-related pet peeves. Mike dislikes it when people use "would have" incorrectly, Tony goes insane when people write "romanji", and I get irritated when people incorrectly incorporate gaijin into their English writings (excessively).


And I always pounce on people that use superlatives...... :D

Yes, that's myself from the photos taken 2 years-ago. Should I be using someone else's image???


They just asked out of curiosity I'm sure.

I guess I still don't understand the nuance of English lines.


There's also a lot of in-jokes and comments that only make sense in the context of everyone's long internet relationship on these forums, and others. If you find yourself getting offended at someone, be sure to clear it up first, it may be unintentional.
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RE: Is it true that the Japanese don't really like foreigner

Postby Dehitay » Mon 11.13.2006 6:14 pm

Infidel wrote:
There's also a lot of in-jokes and comments that only make sense in the context of everyone's long internet relationship on these forums, and others.


Well put
Thank you, Richvh
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RE: Is it true that the Japanese don't really like foreigner

Postby paul_b » Mon 11.13.2006 6:23 pm

Dehitay wrote:
Infidel wrote:
There's also a lot of in-jokes and comments that only make sense in the context of everyone's long internet relationship on these forums, and others.


Well put
Thank you, Richvh


You're supposed to do that to Keat. :@
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RE: Is it true that the Japanese don't really like foreigner

Postby Matsumoto_hideto » Mon 11.13.2006 11:03 pm

Japanese PPl hate Gaijin.

Thats why they buy all of their products ;)
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RE: Is it true that the Japanese don't really like foreigner

Postby kohyin » Tue 11.14.2006 1:02 am

Well,

That'll be the day... when I fnally stop being mistified by the jokes you English speakers make...

Even my spouse and my own son are entertained by my inability to comprehend their jokes.

Then they are so vulnarable to my jokes. I love seeing their confused face when my jokes actually catch them off-guard. B)
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RE: Is it true that the Japanese don't really like foreigner

Postby Fukumori » Tue 11.14.2006 1:07 am

Sunken wrote: And oh - no, that's not me in my avatar.


xD
I would be SCARED...Sunken...if it was...what is that, an inside-out bunny rabbit?

I hear a lot of people try to intimidate me about going to Japan(not that I'd ever find funds to do so, although it'd be nice), saying "They don't like outsiders...you'll be shunned..." and what not...wish I could just tell them to shut up and stick to what they know. I can't think of another language that emphasizes such politeness and kind respect.

Also, the greeting よろしくお願いします has been translated by Sakura (JapanesePod101) to mean "Please be kind to me as I will to you."

I think that says it all. ^-^
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RE: Is it true that the Japanese don't really like foreigner

Postby kohyin » Tue 11.14.2006 2:23 am

Fukumori,

ぜったいもりをまもって!


I love your slogan.

By the way, you delivered the point I originally wished to deliver and failed miserably... ;)
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RE: Is it true that the Japanese don't really like foreigner

Postby Mike Cash » Tue 11.14.2006 4:10 am

Sunken wrote:
May we by that token surmise that you are not as pretty as Howard McNear?


You may so surmise.

kohyin美人 warbled:
Mike-san, that was the nicest response on my post I have received so far. You made my day!


Actually, if you think about it carefully there was no compliment there at all. But yes, you are pretty.
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RE: Is it true that the Japanese don't really like foreigner

Postby Infidel » Tue 11.14.2006 4:19 am

paul_b wrote:
Dehitay wrote:
Infidel wrote:
There's also a lot of in-jokes and comments that only make sense in the context of everyone's long internet relationship on these forums, and others.


Well put
Thank you, Richvh


You're supposed to do that to Keat. :@


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RE: Is it true that the Japanese don't really like foreigner

Postby sexyjunko » Fri 11.17.2006 8:21 am

I do not think so. Many Japanese like gaijin but just cannot communicate well with them so they are shy to speak. :)
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RE: Is it true that the Japanese don't really like foreigner

Postby tanuki » Fri 11.17.2006 1:39 pm

paul_b wrote:
Dehitay wrote:
Infidel wrote:
There's also a lot of in-jokes and comments that only make sense in the context of everyone's long internet relationship on these forums, and others.


Well put
Thank you, Richvh


You're supposed to do that to Keat. :@


And that smiley ( :@) was supposed to be used by _him_.

Ah, well...
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RE: Is it true that the Japanese don't really like foreigner

Postby keatonatron » Sat 11.18.2006 12:08 am

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RE: Is it true that the Japanese don't really like foreigner

Postby datdo » Sat 11.18.2006 1:14 am

aw....I'm jealous now. I wish I could have a long established niche on this site....
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RE: Is it true that the Japanese don't really like foreigner

Postby StarvingMusician » Sat 11.18.2006 2:24 am

kohyin wrote:

Otherwise, I tend to become over serious and no fun -- this reminds me that I should lighten up quite a bit for my son. I have been trying so hard to be a perfect mom that he might have been feeling like I am feeling right now... :o

Thanks guys, I think I learned the lesson ;)


Ah yes, and you shall scar the kid, like 99.9% of all children in this world :-)
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RE: Is it true that the Japanese don't really like foreigner

Postby TrilinguisT » Sat 11.18.2006 4:33 am

Sumi wrote:
There are Americans who hate foreigners. Why would let that stop you from going or doing something that you really want to do.


hypicritical and retarded, since everyone (except native indigenous indians) were at some point foreigners
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