Even a phrase like "the Japanese" gets under my skin. "The Japanese people" or "Japanese people" just sounds about one percent as ignorantly hickish, as stereotyping, and as racist to me.
Sounds just like when people say "the gays," "the blacks," or "the Jews."
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Originally Posted by puptent
Its funny how people get upset about the term jap, but don't say anything when Americans are called yankees?
I'm American and I'm not bothered by being called a Yankee. On the other hand, I've never heard of a baseball team called the Japs.
Originally Posted by fstop
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The buffalo is empty!!!
Yankee is actually originally a term to describe the Dutch of New Amsterdam (now renamed New York) which, as the common place wants, were supposed to be avid cheese eaters, more or less "Jan Kees", Johnny Cheese, or so I read somewhere. So it's actually a term to describe collectively a foreign community, and the term can have, or not have, a disparaging overtone depending on place, epoch, context, mood and personality. It's probably more the result of an "us and them" attitude that, I think, it's not necessarily disparaging, or does not necessarily originate from a need to be disparaging, although it can easily be used in such a way if both speakers feel the urge of being disparaging.
I consider it derogatory and if someone calls me a yankee I am offended and I expect an apology.
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So if an American is offended its pc nonsense, but if anyone else its a racial slur?
If the abbreviation for Japan bothers you, I would suggest to stay off the motorcycle forums...
Back on topic, the SRT -101 has a couple variants, the best one has the MLU feature.
Wow, the filtering system really does work!
For a comment associated with the original question posed, I took one of mine out on a short tripod just yesterday with the MACRO ROKKOR-QF 1:3.5 f=50mm lens on it to take some photographs of the flowers around the house. The Right Angle Finder on the viewport of the viewfinder really does help. I still like this mechanical Minolta SLR camera.
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just tell them; "I use activated silver bromide crystals tor my image storage media."