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It's so simple minded and childish
It's incredibly irritating because those type of people tend to think that everyone that actually cares about the culture and interested in studying the language is some type of pathetic 10 year old loser that watches anime all day and is a "wannabe" asian.
[No offense to 10 year olds...
I like some of you guys.you all aren't losers.
No offense to anime-I love anime ]
It's really insulting.Because it's like saying...
"you're studying for absolutely nothing.
You just wish you were exactly like them
and you're a complete faker."
When some people actually do study
languages for the communicational factor
and find cultures really appealing.
Not just so they can run around screaming
"Kawaii!" and "Baka!" at their friends to look "cool"
...I guess? If that's what you consider cool?
I'm not saying that you won't find people like that.
of course you will...It's pretty much unavoidable in anything you do
to not find an oddball.But that doesn't mean you should confuse
them with the people that are really committed.
lol!I must have written an essay,but what do you guys think?
I'm really interested in what your opinions on that are.
..opinions coming from the actual people that are
truly dedicated to learning.
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The article was pretty funny. So much vitriol! It uses some nasty words so read this one instead if you're, like, young...
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Wapanese = wannabe Japanese.
If you want a better definition you should go to http://encyclopediadramatica.com, visit the links that lemonaid has posted. Even though it's mostly written by a bunch of what are commonly known as /b/tards (frequents of a particular section of 4chan - I think there's a similar name for people that use ふたばちゃん) it gives you an idea of what the word, as an insult, implies.
As for me, I've been thrown such insults for studying the language alone, and to be honest, like what Stevie says, if you really care about aspects of the language and culture and are not just interested in 'fitting in' with Japanese 'pop culture', you get over it.
If you really, truly care about Japan and Japanese in more of a way than just their anime, games, music and movies - ignore it.
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