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Thursday, June 02, 2005


"Jap" is an offensive term of disparagement for a person of Japanese descent. "Jap" is NOT an abbreviated form for "Japanese." I have pointed out this distinction time and time again, and yet most Singaporean Chinese (bloggers included) choose to ignore it, and/or just do not care.

And yet, I observe them moaning, bitching, and generally getting their knickers all in a bunch when terms such as "chink," "slant-eye," "gook," "slope" are used on them. Hmm... Is this part of the "frog in a well" mentality at work here?


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