By Sam - 04/05/2014 06:12 - United States - Eureka
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1/ how many Japanese kids does he have in class that could translate that. No point in trying to be anonymous. 2/ he should be told. He's going to show this to people, and word will get out what it means (you may even have told others yourself). People will laugh at him behind his back. Do him a favor and tell him.
87, firstly, the OP is female and she never said she'd be fluent in Japanese, she said she could read it. secondly, 56 has never said it was a stereotype about Japanese people but 56 is right in pointing out that it is a stereotype that only Japanese people speak Japanese. how many people not being English speak English? I think your comment and 56's comment are about the problem of ignorance; and ignorance comes in many ways.so don't be an idiot calling other people idiots, ok?
92. Japanese is not English, and is not as widely spoken. English is also more widely used in business, so is used by more races. And just because something is a stereotype doesn't make it rude, bad or wrong. It just means you make an assumption. As I did on the information I had available.
that's really messed up but I don't think I'd have it in me to break it to him either.
I can understand both the OP's and your reluctance if you were in the same situation. If I were in this situation, I have no idea what I would do either. I feel o bad for both the OP and the Art teacher. I'm also kinda pissed that the AT went to Japan and spent money to get something super cool as a souvenir, and then the asshat in Japan ruined it because he decided that it would be funny. on the bright side, its just a painting and not a tattoo! Now THAT would suck!
Yeah! The tattoo would suck even more. But it would be a FAIL if he got it as a tattoo. And OP I think you should tell him, because then it will show that you care. Plus he'll be embarrassed if someone else told him. Like a friend or someone else.
Saw a tattoo once that was supposed to read "hot bitch" in Chinese, apparently it actually translated to "warm mongrel". Poor woman. Although why you'd want "hot bitch" either is beyond me.