Quote Originally Posted by Worker 11811 View Post
It's a loan word from Japanese.

Besides, this is America. We should speak 'Merikan, not Jap'neez.
Need I remind you that APUG isn't US-centric, sir? :P

Language, my friend, is something you can never learn too little off.
Whether you go to Japan, Russia or wherever, making an effort to greet people in their own language (like hello, thank you, goodbye) will always, without exception. put you in a favorable light.