Originally posted by BlazerFlame:
Alot of you are suing this slur without even knowing what it means:
The first recorded use of Jap was in 1860 to refer to members of the Japanese embassy in the United States. It was later popularized during World War II to describe those of Japanese descent, and was then commonly used in newspaper headlines to refer to the Japanese and Imperial Japan.
"Jap" was a derogatory term during the war, more so than "Nip." Some in the United States Marine Corps also tried to combine the word "Japs" with "Apes" to create a new description, "Japes", for the Japanese. However, this new word never became popular. Veteran and author Paul Fussell explains the usefulness of the word during the war for creating effective propaganda by saying that "Japs" "was a brisk monosyllable handy for slogans like "Rap the Jap" or "Let's Blast the Jap Clean Off the Map."
thats an old wartime slur and can be very racist for some people so take that into consideration and stop typing that, whats so hard in typing Japaneses? Its only 6 more letters