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Why Do We Have Stereotypes? [Pic]

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Why Do We Have Stereotypes? [Pic]. Because of things like this.
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Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
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Tuesday, July 9, 2013 9:30:32 PM

dm2754
Male, 40-49, Western US
 3122 Posts
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 4:51:29 PM
todays Japanese lesson
bed = beddo
sheet = poosu
blanket = mofu


dm2754
Male, 40-49, Western US
 3122 Posts
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 4:44:27 PM
no that is how it is spelled in Nihongo
there is no "L" in Nihongo the "R" is used

Jake_Justus
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Tuesday, July 9, 2013 5:54:47 AM



CodeJockey
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4925 Posts
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 5:28:49 AM
"If Americans would actually learn other languages we would butcher them just as bad."
A while back, while working in California, I had a buddy from HQ teach me a phrase in an attempt to make a point (the company I worked for then was HQ'd in Japan.)

As I was speaking back what I perceived, I heard some cute little giggles from the cubicles on the other side of the room.
I asked Masa: "What did they say?"
The first time I`d ever seen him crack. "Horry sh*tah, he sounds rike an Amelican!!"
The two women laughed even louder. Masa normally has almost no accent.
Turns out that joke is over there, too.

Between regional dialects, L`s and R`s are used interchangeably. I suspect it`s like people switching F with TH. There is no phonetic equivalent to V (far as I can tell) which is enunciated as B by people who`ve not practiced.

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