Tuesday, June 07, 2016



You must watch your abbreviations

I think very highly of the Japanese but I sometimes refer to them as "Japs".  It's just an abbreviation, as far as I can see.  But it is true that some do regard abbreviations as a slur.  In Britain, for instance, it is generally safe to refer to a Pakistani as a Pakistani -- but if you abbreviate that to "Paki",  you are likely to have policemen knocking on your door.  And Australian Leftists try to tell us that abbreviating "Aborigine" as "Abo" is a slur.  And "Homo" is another one -- for guess whom?  All quite stupid.  We use abbreviations for all sorts of things, why not for human groups?

Last week, Congressman Peter King dropped a bomb when he referred to Japanese as “Japs” on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.

“National defense and homeland security are issues that mean the most to me and there’s real issues with him, real problems with his views,” King said. “I don’t know if he’s thought them through, or it’s just like the guy at the end of the bar that says, ‘Oh screw them, bomb them, kill them, pull out, bring them home. You know, why pay for the Japs, why pay for the Koreans?”‘

King brushed off the ensuing uproar over the use of the racial slur by stating that “we’re getting too politically correct” and “oversensitive”.

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12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good for Peter King !

Anonymous said...

Finally a politician that is fed up with being hamstrung by PC. PC is an affliction only suffered by western nations it seems. Time to say what needs to be said to remove all ambiguity.

Bird of Paradise said...

Screw these PC wanks they should all return home and soak their heads

Anonymous said...

Maybe by doing that, he actually made the term "japs" less offensive than it was previously.

Spurwing Plover the Fighting Shorebird said...

Pearl Harbor,Bataan Death March,Rape of nan king liberals have very short memories

Anonymous said...

Australians are known as Aussies without problems.
It certainly seems that the ban on contractions is applied selectively.

Anonymous said...

British people are often called Brits even by themselves.

Anonymous said...

He was playing a hypothetical figure at the end of a bar. So he was putting on the language to suit the character. The word Jap may not be a term that he would use.

There is nothing wrong with using an abbreviation for a group or race of people. Any rudeness is in the context, just as praise, criticism or anything else is in the context. Except for lefties who feign and manufacture offendedness at single words on other people's behalf so they can enjoy the feeling of their power restricting others, and at the same time seem caring and morally superior. But they are not superior, only in their own minds. They are quite happy to insult Nazis and white South Africans, calling them racist, because they are white, but they can't insult Japanese or call them racist without thinking they look racist themselves. Lefties are so phobic about appearing racist that they will not call another race racist, no matter how racist they are.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps those that are to sensitive to comment should return to where they came from as they obviously feel uncomfortable in a country that values freedom of speech.

king Condor said...

Brits are also called Limeies

Anonymous said...

Limey isn't an abbreviation, and is a deliberately disparaging term used mainly by Americans, first directed at British sailors (because they ate limes to prevent scurvy) and then at British people in general.

Flu-Bird said...

The thought police monitoring what you say