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My newest pet peeve

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by , 24th May 2012 at 09:40 AM (534 Views)
Dear people of the Internet,

Please stop referring to the Japanese language with the insulting label "moonspeak." Implying that Japanese people are extraterrestrials whose language is nothing but a garbled mess of inhuman syllables is, quite frankly, offensive.

"I can't read Japanese" is a much, much better way to get your point across.

Sincerely,

Dogasu

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  1. Shiny Metagross's Avatar
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    I have never heard of this.
    I like the moon, though, and aliens.
  2. Evil Figment's Avatar
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    No

    (And of course, Japanese IS significantly more alien to the vast majority of us english-speaking fans - alien as in foreign - than most European languages, because they grew so far apart).
  3. Karamazov's Avatar
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    Would you prefer it if I called it Atlantean?
  4. Bubble Frog's Avatar
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    I blame meme lover :P In all seriousness it can be very irritating at times though.
  5. Garren's Avatar
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    it should be sunspeak because it's the land of the rising sun. duh.
    Bubble Frog likes this.
  6. System Error's Avatar
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    it is fun to sake "i don't speak no moonspeak" though

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